The Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, Nurudeen Masopa said their decisions are basically on three things. One has been resolved while other two have not been attended to. He said ASUP members come to work but are not entering classes.
“Firstly, the prevention protocols of COVID-19 put in place by the management is not satisfactory. After moving round, we told the management that the facilities are not enough but nothing has been done about it. This is not acceptable to us.
Another important issue is the shortfall of our earned allowances that management to Federal Government that they have paid, but not paid to us. We have been on this matter since the beginning of this year, before pandemic. Three letters have been sent to the management but nothing done about it. The management later agreed to pay two months out of forty-two months due to paucity of funds.
“However, information at our disposal said the management just made appointment of ad hoc staff running to about fifteen people less than three weeks ago. This is why we believe that there’s money. You can’t add to the wage bill if you say there’s no money. So we will continue to come to campus but not going to classes until our demands are met.
“I just want to appeal to students to take the matter easy she allow movement in and out of the school. That’s the only way we can have opportunity to sit with the management and discuss.” Masopa said.
Effort to reach the Rector, Dr John Taiwo Adekolawole failed as his media consultant, Tunde Fanawopo said he would get back to our correspondent, but has not got back as at the time of filing this report.