Union accuse Unijos of misappropriating its money
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, University of Jos chapter has said its members would not resume classes until all their entitlements were fully paid.
The University of Jos had scheduled Monday, January 6, for the resumption of academic activities in the institution, following the suspension, in December, of the six-month old strike embarked upon by ASUU.
The chapter, in a press statement issued in Jos on Sunday, and signed by its chairperson, David Jangkam, said shortly after the commencement of the strike, it had written the university on seven local issues that should be addressed during the strike period.
The statement noted that the federal government, in an attempt to resolve the national strike, had released N30 billion towards the payment of allowances owed to staff of all public universities from 2009 to 2012.
The Unijos ASUU alleged that the university had received N1.16 Billion as the school’s share for onward payment to staff that had worked and earned same based on computation done in 2011 and submitted by department and units.
It went on to lament that neither the initial computation in 2010 through 2012 nor the verified computation in 2013 was used by the university in the disbursement of the money received from the Federal Government.
“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 and most members getting nothing at all,” the statement said.
The union alleged that some staff who were not entitled to the allowance got three to four times what those who were entitled should have gotten. It stated that it had written to the university to draw its attention to this misapplication of its members’ money.
The union vowed that despite the suspension of the national strike, its members would not resume academic activities on Monday until their internal demands were met by the university.
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