The management of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Nigeria recently dismissed 22 workers including 14 professors as part of its repositioning efforts.
A letter announcing the dismissal revealed that the workers would receive all their entitlements per their regulations and scheme of service.
They were then asked to submit any university property in their possession upon receipt of this letter.
One of the sack letters made available to newsmen reads: “In repositioning the university, the management of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, writes to convey to you the decision of the special intervention team of your disengagement from the services of the university with effect from March 10, 2023.
“You will be paid all your entitlements in line with the provision of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma Staff Regulations and Scheme of Service.
“By a copy of this letter, the Bursary Department is directed to process your entitlements, subject to your clearance of any indebtedness to the University.
“You are kindly advised to submit all university property(ies) in your possession to your Head of Department on the receipt of this letter.
“The management of the university sincerely thank you for your past services and wish you success in your future endeavours,” the letter stated.
However, reaction from the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said this could be a way for the administration to suppress employees demanding their due pay, some being denied for over 21 months.
It is also suggested that the number of staff being let go could rise up to 90 people.
This article was updated 1 month ago