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Salaries: ASUP Accuses Vice-Chancellors Of Misinforming Public

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, has said that claims by the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Federal Universities that chief lecturers in polytechnics earned more than professors is false.

This was contained in a statement signed by the association’s Secretary General, Abdullahi Yalwa in Abuja on Wednesday.

The statement read, “Our Union’s attention has been drawn to a statement from the Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities contained in the report submitted by the body to the government during the meeting of Vice Chancellors, Chairmen of Governing Councils of Federal Universities and the Minister of Education on September 6, 2022.

“An extract from the submission made by the CVCNU was emphatic in conveying the erroneous impression that chief lecturers in Nigeria’s polytechnics (and colleges of education) earn more than professors in the nation’s universities.

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“The position of the CVCNU was made in order to justify the legitimate demands of our sister union, the Academic Staff Union of Universities for a wage increase.”

He continued that it is understandable that the committee made the claim in support of ASUU but stressed that such claims will undermine the aspiration of ASUP.

He said, “Apart from the falsehood, it is improper for the CVCNU to have made such statement at a time that our Union is also renegotiating emoluments for our members as it has the potentials of creating the wrong impression about the emoluments of workers in polytechnics and Colleges of Education, thereby undermining the ongoing renegotiation process between the FGN and Polytechnics.

“Without doubt, the CVCNU has access to the salary structures of the different cadres of staff across the tertiary education landscape and therefore has no basis to indulge in needless extrapolation. The agitation for wage review in the university system can indeed proceed creditably without such fallacious reference by parties as such can only breed needless rivalry in the sector”.

 

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