EBSU SACKS 86 WORKERS, DEMOTES 15 OTHERS



Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Abakaliki has between 2005 and 2015 sacked 86 employees and demoted 15 others for various offences.

Checks revealed that 61 of the affected workers were dismissed while the 25 were terminated by the university authorities.
The institution had also expelled 131 and suspended 459 students between 2011 and 2014 for various offences ranging from examination malpractice to cultism.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Francis Idike, disclosed this yesterday, during a media briefing on the forthcoming combined convocation of the school, saying that 42 staff members were warned within the period under review.
Prof. Idike said a total of 7,956 students of the institution, who graduated from 2011 to 2014 would participate in the 4th-6th convocation on Saturday.
According to him, eight of the graduands would receive Diploma certificates while 7,316 will receive Bachelors Degree, adding that 122 graduates will bag Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD), 341 are for Doctorate degrees.
On funding of the university, the vice chancellor said: “The state government has sustained a monthly subvention of N245million since April 2011.
“But, this one single line subvention is hardly enough to carry our currently over N354 million monthly salary bill apart from overhead and running costs of the university. The university is in dire need of additional funding from within and outside.”
“We started paying Federal Universities Salary in April 2011 with outstanding arrears of 21 months at the rate of about N110m per month. Between 2011 and today, we have been able to pay 10 months of the 21 months arrears. We will continue to pay the arrears until we complete full payment” Idike stated.
He said that the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese Rt. Rev. Dr. Matthew Hassan will on Friday deliver the convocation lecture at the Law Auditorium while the grand finale would be on Saturday for the convocation proper.


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