ASUU Threaten To Shut UNILAG Next Month

Filed in EDUCATION NEWS by on November 13, 2014 0 Comments

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has threaten to shut University of Lagos next month if the institution fails to agreed to their demands.

UNILAG-ASUU Chairman, Dr Laja Odukoya during a warning protest on campus Thursday, said: “If by next National Executives Council, NEC, meeting of ASUU slated for December 6 to 8, UNILAG authorities do not address our 2011 agreement, we shall go on indefinite strike.”

The union’s agitations, according to Odukoya bordered on negligence in promoting lectures who are due for promotions, adding, “I have people who have been assistant lecturers in UNILAG for eight years.”

He noted that many of the lecturers who are due for promotions were neglected on the grounds that there are no vacancies.

He said: “If you are due for promotion, they tell you there is no vacancy. As a result, you will not be promoted.

Odukoya who lamented discrepancies in the promotional exercise at the University of Lagos said: “Those who are junior to you in other universities are promoted and when they come here, they end up being your superiors and are even mandated to look into your papers.”

He explained that when a lecturer applies for promotion, it takes a number of years for the authorities in charge to process the letter.

The usual thing, he noted was that the promotion should take effect from the date the document was sent. “What they do in UNILAG is to back date to two, three, four years and you will not get arrears.’

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