13 Months Salary Arrears: Why We Can’t Participate In Examination For Now – Ondo Poly Lecturers

The entrance gate to Ondo State Polytechnic now Rufus Giwa Polytechnic

Lecturers under the aegis of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) at the Ondo State owned Rufus Giwa Polytechnic in Owo have stated the reasons why they would not participate in the planned examination of the institution, at least for now.

The institution had planned to conclude the current academic session, after its examination was scheduled to start on Tuesday, June 13, 2023.

But ASUP members who are teaching staff of the polytechnic stopped the process, demanding the payment of the 13 months salary arrears management of the polytechnic was owing them.

Rising from an emergency congress held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, the Lecturers reiterated their commitment to the demand for the payment of their arrears, adding that they would continue to attend to students.

The Lecturer’s stand was contained in a communique issued at the end of the congress, which was signed by its Chairman, Ade Arikawe and Secretary, Damilola Fapetu.

“That ASUP states categorically that it is not on strike, and as such, members will continue with regular academic activities which includes teaching of SIWES students, project supervision and other academic activities,” the communique read in part.

The ASUP members at the congress also

considered the management and stakeholder’s offer of immediate
payment of one full-month salary, in addition to payment of three full-month salary on or before 31st July, 2023.

The congress, however resolved to the following demands:

That ASUP appreciates the patriotic intervention of government functionaries and other stakeholders in the bid to finding lasting solution to the protracted non-payment of salary of members of staff of the institution.

That ASUP counts on the integrity of the mediators; and shall therefore, patiently await the payment of the promised three months salary arrears on or before 31st July, 2023.

That an acceptable payment plan of the remaining outstanding salary, not exceeding December 2023, should be mutually worked out and signed by ASUP, management and other stakeholders.

ASUP concluded that if its resolutions at the congress are met, then it would participate in the planned examination.

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