Owo Poly closes following ASUP’s protest

The administration of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO), Ondo State, on Tuesday, shut down the school over ASUP strike.




The Acting Registrar of the Polytechnic, Mr. Sule Atiku, said this in a press articulation he discharged on Tuesday.

He said that the administration took the choice to deflect any probable emergencies that may emerge following the challenge set out upon by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), RUGIPO part on Monday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the understudies of the organization should have begun their first semester's examinations for the 2018/2019 scholarly session on Monday, June 17, 2019.

This was upset by ASUP's challenge.

The Acting Registrar, in the press explanation on Tuesday, stated, "I have the order of the administration to declare to the open that Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, is thusly shut down until further notice.

"In perspective on this improvement, all understudies of the foundation are therefore encouraged to empty the establishment not later than 3:00 p.m., today, Tuesday, June18, 2019.

"This conclusion has turned out to be basic all together for gathering and the board to hinder any breakdown of lawfulness inside the establishment's condition, "Atiku expressed.

In the interim, the Chairman of ASUP in the foundation, Mr. Oluwadare Ijawoye, told newsmen that the affiliation was just communicating its complaints toward restriction, unfairness, and abuse from the school board.

Ijawoye noticed that the arrangements and choices of the Acting Rector of the polytechnic, Mr Gani Ogundahunsi, were antagonistic and against the welfare of ASUP individuals in the school.

He said that the administration retained nearly N500 million out of N1.7 billion discharged by Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to counterbalance nine months' pay unfulfilled obligations and remittances of the establishment's staff.

As per him, courses in RUGIPO are very nearly de-accreditation by the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE).

He additionally said the non-installment of staff pay rates and payments just as no advancement of staff for quite a while were a portion of their complaints.

The ASUP's director, who said that it was debilitating that his individuals had not been advanced for a long time, ascribed the flaws to Ogundahunsi-drove the board's approaches.

He likewise blamed the administration for non-settlement of half-year pay rates conclusion, adding up to N630 million, to different helpful social orders in the school.

While acknowledging endeavors of the state representative on improving models of the establishment, the executive asked him to stop from developing in any way the supposed antagonistic vibe of the school the executives to its staff.

"Ogundahunsi-drove the executives needs to cause an emergency in RUGIPO and we are not going to permit it. He needs to disrupt the endeavors of the senator.

"We realize that he is being utilized by certain lawmakers to spoil the trustworthiness of Gov. Akeredolu however we have passed a demonstration of positive support on Mr. Governor for his generosity toward instruction, particularly, in RUGIPO," he said.

Ijawoye likewise prompted the senator to name a substantive minister for the school, saying that the present acting minister was unpracticed and unequipped for driving the polytechnic.

He praised the understudies for their understanding as the association kept on battling for its rights.

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