Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Rufus Giwa Poly shut down as lecturers protest unpaid salaries

The management of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State on Tuesday shut down the school after the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics staged a protest over alleged unpaid salaries.

ASUP revealed they were being owed five months salaries by the institution’s management.

It was gathered that the lecturers’ demonstration halted social and academic activities on the campus of the institution as the examinations scheduled to start on Tuesday could not hold.

Addressing journalists, the ASUP chairman in the institution, Mr. Rafiu Ijawoye accused the management of the school of not paying attention to the welfare of his members.

Ijawoye alleged that the management refused to pay their backlog of salaries after allegedly receiving N1.7 billion from the state government, adding that the promotion exercise for lecturers of the Polytechnic had not been conducted since 2017.