The American University of Nigeria sacked about 400 staff
Dominant of the sacked staff were those that had no significant impact on the perspective of the University, the administration said
Going further, the administration guaranteed that serious staff were held
Continuation of a long rebuilding process, the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, Adamawa, has sacked the administrations of around 400 of its staff.
Prof. Abba Tahir, the VP for University Relations, AUN, made the revelation in an announcement made accessible to newsmen in Yola on Tuesday.
Tahir said that the dominant part of the sacked staff were those that had no noteworthy impact on the perspective of the University.
“Certain structural elements have been initiated by the new Governing Council of American University of Nigeria (AUN), in response to NUC requirements, mandating the institution to align with an approved governance structure for all tertiary institutions in the country.
”Until now, AUN has operated a student-staff ratio which balance had continued to affect the sustainability of the university.
”This is clearly an uncommon and hardly workable tradition in all
institutions and organisations around the world. Obviously, it is
”Thus, consequent upon the university’s new governing council vote to restructure the institution in line with its agenda for sustainability, a process of workforce rationalisation has been in the pipeline.
”It is now time for the university to
look back, look around and look ahead, to ensure that realistic and
globally competitive administrative practices can be achieved in structure, strategy and focus.
“It would not be realistic for AUN to continue to anchor its administrative
structure on over-bloated personnel whose role does not have
significant effect on the philosophy of a development university,” he said.
He further stated that in the occurring sustainable structure in the University, competitive staff were retained, while others were sacked honourably.
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