Education: University of Ilorin Branded a Terrorist Organization by Asuu.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Sunday branded the University of Ilorin (Unilorin) as a “terrorist organization” as far as the industrial relation is concerned.
The union made it know in a statement after the institution reportedly sacked the ASUU chairman in the school, Dr. Kayode Afolayan, for allegedly ‘exposing the impunity, lawlessness and disregard for due process’ in the University.
In the statement sighted on the Vanguard which was signed by Dr Ade Adejumo and Dr. Deji Omole, the Zonal Coordinator of the Ibadan Zone of ASUU and Chairman, University of Ibadan Chapter, they claimed that the outgoing Vice-Chancellor at Unilorin, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, who is allegedly behind the termination of the ASUU chairman in the school, illegally handed a temporal appointment to his wife Dr (Mrs) Taiwo Toyin Ambali.
Read the full statement below;
“The outgoing Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali took all these to an unprecedented height when in 2015, he smuggled his wife, Dr (Mrs) Taiwo Toyin Ambali, into the University through the temporary appointment route as Lecturer 1. By 2016, less than one year later, she had been promoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer, when the Regulation specifies at least three years before such a promotion could take place.
“Our branch Chairperson, Dr. Kayode Afolayan, on behalf of the union, signed a letter addressed to the Council to look into the infringement against the University Rules and Regulations committed by Prof Ambali. However, rather that retrace his steps, the outgoing vice-chancellor issued a query to the branch chairperson, Dr. Kayode Afolayan, alleging that they circulated an unspecified “leaflet” against the vice-chancellor.
“The union promptly alerted members of the public to the evil plans of Prof Ambali to sack our officers in Unilorin. Just yesterday, 21st September 2017, the University Administration completed another cycle of impunity, lawlessness, and disregard for due process with the termination of appointments of the branch Chairperson. Gentlemen of the press, this very unfortunate development has again exposed the evil going on in the University of Ilorin.