The Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH) in Ondo state says there was no ethnic or political bias in its recent dismissal of staff members.
The university’s governing council terminated the employment of 25 lecturers on Tuesday due to alleged irregularities in their employment.
This action led to a protest by staff unions on Wednesday, which prevented members of the university community from gaining entry into the school.
In a statement on Thursday, Idowu Omowole, OAUSTECH’s acting registrar, assured staff, students, and the public that the university is addressing the issue.
The university stated that ethnic, political, or religious factors did not influence the dismissal of staff as insinuated.
OAUSTECH reiterated its commitment to the mandate of excellent teaching, cutting-edge research, and community engagement.
“The management wishes to assure staff, students, and the general public that the current disengagement of staff by the governing council of the university is being addressed,” the statement reads.
“Management also wishes to inform the general public that the disengagement has no ethnic, political, or religious colouration.
“The management hereby reiterates to all stakeholders its unalloyed commitment to Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology’s mandate of excellent teaching, cutting-edge research, and strategic community engagement.”
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