Prof Kayode Soremekun, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), has lamented that the Nigerian universities have been over unionised which is distracting the managements of universities across the country from adequately discharging their duties.
Soremekun, who identified poor financial resources of the country as reason for what he described as militant staff unionism on campuses, said it has been difficult for Nigeria to meet up with the huge demands of universities’ staff because the income being generated is a mismatch to the expenditure.
The VC lamented about it while addressing newsmen on the activities of the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 combined convocation ceremony of the university which was held at the VC’s conference hall of the institution.
“Nigerian universities are over unionised and this is distracting the administrations of the institutions. This is because Nigeria is poor and our income is struggling to meet up with huge expenditure.
“There is a mismatch between income and expenditure. The macro environment needs to change to favour the system and only then will militant unionism that results in tigerized demands will end,” the VC stated.
Prof. Soremekun made it known that the university is graduating a total of 1000 students from five faculties of Agriculture, Arts, Engineering, Science and Social Sciences.
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