Industrial Unions in Ekiti State University (EKSU) have decided to join hands with the new EKSU Vice Chancellor, Professor Samuel Oye Bandele in sanitizing the Institution. The pledge was made in different presentations made by the Unions at an interactive session with the Vice-Chancellor inside the Council Chambers of the University.
They pointedly mentioned areas such as corruption and indiscipline amongst others. The major unions: Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU), Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU), National Association of Academic Technicians (NAATS), Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) were unanimous in supporting the Vice-Chancellor’s vision which he had earlier enunciated.
Earlier, Professor Bandele had said that his administration would have zero-tolerance for corruption and indiscipline. He said that he would not allow both teaching and non-teaching staff to create bottlenecks or forestall opportunities for students to graduate on time. He also spoke of his intention to eradicate delays in marking examination question papers and the release of student results stressing that he would not tolerate rumour mongering and fraud. The Vice-Chancellor said that hardworking and honest staff have nothing to fear.
He stated that he would be organizing two summits between the last week of January 2016 and the first week of February 2016. The summits are that of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and an Academic Summit where all staff and interested parties would participate to find ways to sanitize and improve the Internally Generated Revenue as well as areas in the Academic restructuring.
Professor Bandele pledged that salaries would be paid when due but stressed that the co-operation of staff would be needed in achieving his lofty ideas for the University.
The EKSU Vice-Chancellor used the occasion to admonish students of the institution to pay their fees on time. He also said a Part-Time Programme [PTP] of the University was being restructured to allow students to have a smooth academic programme devoid of corruption and late release of results and degree certificates.
The interactive session was attended by leaders of Industrial Unions and members of Management of the university.