The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos chapter, Dr Adelaja Odukoya, has announced that the union would embark on an industrial action if the institution’s management fails to implement the agreements reached with the union.
He disclosed that a rally had been scheduled to take place on Wednesday, to enable the general public understand nature of their plight. “Basically, the rally is to sensitize our members about the problems we face here. Such Some of the issues in dispute as Irregularities in Staff promotion process, method of Professional Appointments, process of appointing heads of Departments and the General welfare of Academic Staff. Since May, we have been engaging the management over some welfare issues, particularly the promotion of staff. “If things continue this way, we will be compelled to embark on a local strike. But we don’t want to do that and that is why we are bringing this to everybody’s attention, so they can understand what is going on in the institution.” He added
“Ideally, a lecturer should be promoted up to the rank of Lecturer I without Ph.D, but here, there is no promotion at all. Some lecturers have remained Assistant Lecturers for eight years, simply because they do not have Ph.D,” Dr Odukoya said. He said it was also their demand that heads of departments be chosen through elections rather than appointment by the vice chancellor, saying that was the only way they can be held accountable