*Calls for fresh and legitimate appointment
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has rejected the Federal Government’s newly appointed rectors for the 6 new Federal Polytechnics in Enugu, Oyo, Cross River, Plateau, Borno and Benue States.
FG in a statement had announced the appointment of principal officers and rectors for the 6 new polytecnics in Enugu, Oyo, Cross River, Plateau, Borno and Benue States.
The union in a statement signed by the National President, Anderson U. Ezeibe, rejected the appointment saying it was in violation of the provisions of the Federal Polytechnics amendments act.
“The appointment of Rectors for these polytechnics are in violation of provisions of the Federal Polytechnics (Amendment) Act, 2019 as 5 out of the 6 new rectors are NOT qualified for the positions having fallen short of the requirements captured in Section 8, 2 (a) i of the Act.”
The group also added that five out of the six appointees are unqualified for the appointment.
“A rundown of the profiles of the beneficiaries of this latest act of impunity shows that 5 out of the 6 persons do not fit into the requirements of the law for appointment of Rectors in Federal Polytechnics in the country. These beneficiaries include the appointees for Federal Polytechnics Ohodo (Enugu), Ugep (Cross River), Shendam (Plateau), Monguno (Borno), and Wannune (Benue).”
The group thereby calls for the withdrawal of the appointment and direct that the Federal Ministry of Education follow due process during the appointment.
“We are therefore demanding the withdrawal of these appointments so as to usher in a process of appointment in alignment with the provisions of the law. This shall also serve as a confidence boosting measure in resolving the union’s current dispute with the government.”