The National leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics is accusing Governor Ibikunle Amosun of creating problems for more than 700 staff of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic with the idea of the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia.
The lecturers say they are not against upgrading MAPOLY to a university or against the establishment of a polytechnic at Ipokia, but they say the arrangements show a likelihood of problems ahead.
TVC News Ogun State Correspondent, Kazeem Olowe reports that the Union, led by the Vice President of the Academic Staff Union, lecturers of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta expressed their displeasure with the
situation of things since the birth of Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology.
They said the fate of hundreds of staff of Mapoly is hanging and nothing meaningful is happening again in one of the most vibrant institutions in Nigeria.
They noted that salaries of the lecturers have been stopped and that the institution has been mandated not to admit new students.
The ASUP leadership also expressed their worry on why the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology and Ogun State Polytechnic cannot cohabit on the same campus at Ogere, Abeokuta.
They noted that the Ogun State Polytechnic, Ipokia lacks structure, approval and accreditation. They also challenged the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to speak up on the approval and accreditation status of the new institution.
While commenting on status of the new Ogun State Polytechnic during the foundation laying of the institution, the Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun said he would ensure that classrooms are provided to meet the September/November target given by the NBTE.
With the current situation between the lecturers of MAPOLY and the state government, it appears that the present students of the institution will have to stay longer than anticipated to complete their programmes, as the lecturers have refused to conduct the second semester examination for them.