By UCJ UI
The management of the University of Ibadan has suspended the meeting of the Appointments and Promotions Committee for Academic Staff scheduled to hold between Monday, August 24th and Wednesday, August 26th to consider the pending promotion of about 150 Academic staff.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka made this development known today (Monday), according to PrimeStarNews.
The VC said the promotions of staff would have been announced for long but the nationwide ASUU strike served as a hindrance, while adding that he is concerned about the staff’s welfare.
“In spite of the current lockdown and ASSU National Strike, we are alive to our responsibility to our colleagues by flagging off the 2019 promotion exercise for all categories of staff. Indeed, I had attempted to convene a three day meeting of the Appointments and Promotions Committee for Academic Staff to hold from 24th to 26th August 2020 in order to consider the pending promotion of nearly 150 of our colleagues. However, I was prevailed upon by the Dean of Faculties to shelve that meeting on account to the ASUU National Strike and as a democrat, who leads from the front, I yielded to their demand.”
Prof Olayinka, whose tenure expires in few months’ time, advised the next VC to prioritise the promotion of staff and the students’ welfare.