Following the disengagement of Five Senior Staff of the College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti, by the Institution’s Governing Council, the affected staff in collaboration with the non-academic staff union, NASU and allied unions have staged a protest against the procedure used in sacking the affected persons.
They are demanding the immediate reinstatement of the sacked staff and dissolution of the College’s Governing Council or face an unending industrial crisis.
Members of the Unions, marched round the Institution, faulting the the State Government Visitation Panel’s report on the institution.
Among others issues raised by the protesting staff were the deduction from their salaries, appointment of an acting bursar who is not qualified for the position, with wrong composition of the governing council of the institution by the Ekiti State Government.
Meanwhile, the authorities of the College of Education through a statement signed by the Acting Provost of the College, Victor Kehinde, confirm that the State government White Paper on the recommendations of the visitation panel decided to scrap the positions of Senior Deputy Registrars and Senior Deputy Bursar, but silent on the procedure adopted.
The Statement reads further that the decision of the Governing Council in implementing the report resulted in relieving the affected five Senior Staff of their appointments in a strategic move in repositioning the College of Education for greater service delivery.