Withdraw Contentious Guidelines For Polytechnic Appointments - SSANIP Tells FG - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Withdraw Contentious Guidelines For Polytechnic Appointments - SSANIP Tells FG

 | The Daily Crucible | Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics (SSANIP) has asked federal government to withdraw its new guidelines for appointments of Principal Officers of polytechnics in the country.

SSANIP said that the guidelines clearly  contravened subsisting schemes of service in these institutions.

National President of the association, Comrade Philip Adebanjo Ogunsipe who made the position known while speaking with newsmen, lamented that the federal ministry of education which is the supervisory institution for harmonizing Polytechnic schemes of service for quality control and assurance had now become a clog in the wheels of development of Polytechnics in Nigeria. 

Ogunsipe blamed the government and its agencies for systemic failure in the education sector and the attendant persistent industrial disputes in tertiary institutions.

SSANIP, therefore, appealed to the ministry of education to withdraw the "contentious guidelines" for the appointments of Principal Officers of Polytechnics in Nigeria forth with.

The association recalls with regret that the ministry had earlier admitted, at a meeting with it "that the supervisory body of  Polytechnics, the National Board For Technical Education, (NBTE) is in better position to handle the matter only for it (ministry of education) to "proceed with this anomaly".

In similar vein, the Association called on the Head of Service of the Federation to release,  speedily, the Schemes and conditions of service for Polytechnics and allied institutions without further delay. 

The union added that such actions, if taken immediately, would go a long way in harmonizing the conflicting guidelines.

Ogunsipe reminds the  federal government to recall agreements reached at a meeting with the government wherein it was resolved that N15b, though inadequate, should be released to the sector with a plea that the agreement should be honored by the federal government.

SSANIP further implored the federal ministry of education and other authorities concerned to be attentive to its calls and plights as a way of averting another industrial disputes in the education sector.

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