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Union: Delta polys hail dissolution of governing councils

THE Joint Union of Delta State Polytechnics, Ozoro, Otefe–Oghara, Ogwashi Uku, and Delta State College of Physical Education, Mosogar, has stated that the dissolution of the Governing Councils of the four institutions under the Delta State Higher Education Project (DSHEP) is not only timely but in the best interest of the institutions.

In a 2-Page communiqué issued at the end of the joint union meeting in Mosogar last Friday, the union advised against the appointment of natives of the same senatorial districts where the institutions are sited as chairmen of the Governing Councils of the institutions in order to prevent the setback that institutions have experienced before now.

The Union also frowned at the manner of recruitments of heads of the institutions and management executives from the universities, saying that it is no longer fashionable to have professor, senior lecturer and others from universities who are not stakeholders, as rectors, provosts, registrars and bursars of the Polytechnics and Collages of educations in Nigeria today.

The Union also stated that government should impress it on the heads of the DSHEP Institutions to pay the 28-days allowance on first appointment in lieu of hotel accommodation to avert industrial crisis on our campuses since the past and present management personnel of these institutions were beneficiaries.

The Union directed that a 14-day ultimatum be issued to the government after the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum earlier issued for the stoppage of pension deductions/refunds and CONTISS implementation has expired with no positive action taken for the benefit of the affected institutions.


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