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Suspended AAU Lecturer Fights Back

Main Entrance, AAU. Photo: The Sun Nigeria
Main Entrance, AAU. Photo: The Sun Nigeria

The Vice Chancellor of Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma in Edo state, has been directed to do things in line with proper procedures and should also account for the N5.5billion which the institution received from TETFUND and NEEDS Assessment Intervention fund.

Making the urge was the Chairman of the University’s Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) branch, Monday Igbafe, who said that his recent face off with the VC of the institution is a fall out of his non compromising approach to acts of impunity displayed by the VC.

For instance, the Chairman cited an example of the case of the wife of the VC who was elevated to the position of Lecturer 1 from a mere typist.

“We ASUU, challenged him to be opened and transparent. You cannot move your wife from nowhere and make her a lecturer without PH.D and academic Masters Degree. We have been on the matter and he has made attempts to compromise me as the chairman of the union which I refused.
“That led to his desperation to insist that I should never be chairman of ASUU for a second time,” Igbafe stated.

Another negative display of the VC according to the chairman is that his assumption of office, the union has been pushing for due process.

“All monies coming in must be judiciously used. The main source of fund in the university is the TETFUND and NEEDS Assessment Intervention Fund. These Funds are all products of ASUU struggle.

“The university has collected more than N5.5billion for the past five years. From the TETFUND, he has received more than N3.4billion while that from NEEDS Assessment is more than N1.2billion.

“The union is demanding for how he has utilized these funds. Is it a sin to demand for how he has utilized our funds?,” he added.

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