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UNIJOS ASUU to Boycott Academic Activities Until Entitlements Fully Paid


Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

The University of Jos branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said its members will not participate in any academic activity until all their entitlements are paid in full, out of the N1.16 billion released to the institution by the Federal Government.

The Union stated this in a press statement made available to African Examiner in Jos, and signed by its Chairperson Dr. David Jangkam and Secretary Dr. Noel Wannang.

The union said after the commencement of the strike that just ended, the branch wrote and intimated the administration of the University of seven local issues that agitate the minds of its members and the need for the administration to use the strike period to address them.

The statement recalls that, “In the course of the strike, federal government in an attempt to resolve the strike released the sum of 30 Billion Naira for the settlement of earned allowances owed to staff of Nigerian Universities who have earned same from 2009 to 2012.”

The Union further disclosed that, University of Jos got the sum of N1.16 billion as its share for onward payment to staff that had worked and earned same based on computation done in 2011 submitted by department and units.

They however stated that, neither the initial computation in 2010 through 2012 nor the verified computation in 2013 was used by University of jos administration in disbursing the 1.16 Billion naira it got from federal government as part payment of the earned allowances.

“Instead the University of Jos administration shared the money as it deemed fit without regards to whether staff earned same entitlement or not, thus resulting in some members getting far less than what they are entitled to and most members getting nothing at all.”  the union lamented.

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