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ASUU blames govt for Kebbi varsity’s woes

The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, has mentioned that poor funding may result in the collapse of the college.

The Chairman of the union, Dr Abubakar Umar, in a press convention in Birnin Kebbi on Friday mentioned the college is dealing with a myriad of issues from infrastructure decay which embrace poor lodging for lecturers and insufficient scholar hostels and none funds of earned tutorial allowances for 11 years.

He mentioned “For over six years, lecturers of the college haven’t gotten promotion implementations to not discuss of arrears and even once they get the promotion.

“Sometimes, it takes almost a year before the implementation which was responsible for the mass exit of over 20 vibrant and intelligent academic staff.

“Poor electricity in the university is hindering research works in the laboratory, hence the technical lab lays waste due to poor power supply which also affects the machines that are supposed to be operated almost daily to enhance productivity and increase academic research,” Umar mentioned.

He additional defined, “The dimension of the college workforce has elevated however the constructions should not solely dangerous however inadequate to accommodate them.

“The same thing is happening to students who had to stay off-campus in Jega or Birnin Kebbi the state capital daily to attend lectures, I am afraid if the university remains underfunded with decaying infrastructure it will collapse,” he warned.

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On healthcare, he mentioned the college clinic has had no physician because it was established they usually have written over the problem nothing has been performed.

He additionally mentioned the safety of the college is one other supply of fear as a lecturer was as soon as kidnapped, whereas one other was marked for killing however escaped by the whiskers, “subsequently the college wants safety to function with none worry of assault by gunmen.

“I appealed to the Kebbi State authorities to satisfy our calls for to avert the collapse of the college.

“We believe our comrade governor would address the issues raised to save the only state-owned university where children of the poor study,” the Chairman of the Union averred.

When contacted, the state Commissioner for High Education, Abubakar Tunga, denied the allegations by way of textual content message.

He nevertheless directs journalists to go to the college, whereas declining to touch upon unpaid tutorial earned allowances and promotions implementations.

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