Osun Assembly Suspends Lecturers’ Sack

seal-of-the-state-of-osunThe Osun House of Assembly has ordered the authorities of the state-owned tertiary institutions to suspend the issuance of sack letters on some teaching and non-teaching staff.

Speaker Najeem Salaam, who gave the directive at the inter-denominational prayers to begin legislative business yesterday, said the exercise should be suspended until the Assembly is convinced.

The directive followed the reported issuance of sack letters on some of the lecturers who were engaged by the institutions and not by the government.

The Speaker summoned the officials of the Ministry of Education and the affected institutions to appear before the Assembly today.

According to him, it is important to ensure the matter is investigated by the Assembly.

“Recently, there have been news about the sack of lecturers, but instruction have been given to the House Committee on Education that the Permanent Secretary in charge of Education, Director in charge of tertiary institution, the provosts, rectors and their registrars, the chairmen of the governing councils in state-owned tertiary institution must all be in the Assembly today r.

“Henceforth, the institutions have to suspend that action until the House is convinced,” Salaam said.