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Power outage mars FUPRE exams

WARRI— THE lingering crisis rocking the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRE, Ugbomro, Effurun, near Warri, Delta State, took a new dimension, Wednesday, when the institution’s  branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, resolved that no lecturer should submit examination questions to their respective Heads of Department until power was supplied to the College of Science/College of Technology building.

It was also resolved that unless the only access road to the University, in a state of disrepair,  flooded and occupied by criminal elements, was rehabilated by the management of the Petroleum Institute, ASUU would embark on a work-to-rule action because the University Council had since approved funds for the project.

These were part of the resolution reached at an emergency congress of ASUU, FUPRE branch held, yesterday, at the school in a meeting with management.

ASUU described the bushy nature of the University as “looking like a zoological garden that has been over taken by cows, snakes and rodents,” saying that the works department was not functional.

While expressing regret that the nearly four years old school had not deemed it fit to conduct any staff appraisal and promoted any one, they added that of the “hazard allowance” that had  been approved by University Council was not paid to by June 24, 2011 they shall commence a work-to-rule action, even as they charged the management to kick-start the promotion exercise processes.


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