ASUU Accuse Vice Chancellors of Manipulating Appointments & Promotions in Universities

Union Also Accuse IPPIS of Complicity

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has accused Vice Chancellors across universities in the country of manipulating appointments and promotions of staff in their various institutions.

The Union said the manipulations were being carried out in connivance with staff of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) under the cover of the COVID-19 inspired lockdown.

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According to the Chairman of ASUU Calabar zone, Dr. Aniekan Brown who spoke during a press briefing in Uyo, said the fraud will be exposed and the results of the manipulations will be rejected.

The ASUU stalwart said;

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”

The Union chairman also accused the vice chancellors of clamouring for the resumption of schools because they want to exploit parents for school fees.

He expressed serious doubts that the Universities would adhere to laid down COVID-19 rules as required for the re-opening of educational institutions.

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 ASUU chairman said the union was insistent on making Nigerian Universities work despite not having received salaries for months.

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