July 12, 2024

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VCs, IPPIS staff manipulating appointments, promotion processes – ASUU

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities , Calabar
Zone , on Monday raised the alarm that some Vice –
Chancellors in Nigeria Universities are manipulating
the processes of appointments and promotions in the
system .
The union said the affected VCs were conniving with
the staff of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel
Information System , using the closure of universities
and the COVID- 19 lockdown to achieve their plans . The chairman of the Calabar Zone of ASUU , Dr Aniekan
Brown , said this at a briefing in Uyo , adding that the
union would expose the fraud and invalidate products
of any rigged process in the Nigeria University system .
“ It will shock you to note that in the face of the
ongoing Industrial dispute by the Union, COVID- 19
lockdown and closure of schools ( particularly ,
universities ), some VCs are rigging the processes of
appointments and promotions ; in some cases with the
connivance of staff of IPPIS . Our union will expose
such and stop at nothing in invalidating products of
any rigged process .
“ You know there are procedures of appointments and
promotions in the university system . But these VCs are
conniving with these IPPIS staff to raise new sets of
appointments , some of whose qualifications are in
doubt ” Brown said .
He , however , cautioned VCs against clamouring for the
re – opening of universities , saying their intentions was
to exploit Nigerians via school fees .
According to him, there was no evidence that COVID- 19
protocols would be adhered to when schools re- open .
He said , “ Some universities serving as cash cows to the
government are clamouring for re – opening of schools .
The very impetus for this is to continually exploit
Nigerians via school fees .
“ Regrettably , there is no evidence that the COVID- 19
protocols will be enforced . One thing is obvious , they
do not care about the safety and lives of Nigerians ; all
they care about is how to exploit the system for their
personal benefits. They are capitalists; they are given
to cupidity . ”
The university lecturer said despite the non – payment
of Salaries for months , members of the union have
resolved to go ahead with the struggle for the
betterment of public universities in the country.

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