Bayero university Kano (BUK) has terminated over 30 academic staff on contract appointments in the university.
PRIME TIME NEWS recall that most of those affected are senior retired lecturers who includes; the Chief Imam of Kano Professor Sani Zaharadeen, Professor Abdulkadir Dangambo of department of Languages and many Senior Lecturers.
The termination of the appointment according to the university authorities, is that the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) does not accommodate contract staff.
One of the contract lecturer affected is Dr Sai’du Ahmad Dukawa and confirmed that his contract appointment was terminated with the University.
” The university informed me that the termination was in line with the federal government directive for staff to enrol on the new salary payment platform (IPPIS).
” I have been on contract with the university for 7 years and my contract is renewed every two years. Although the contract is supposed to be renewed next year before it was terminated yesterday” said Dukawa.
The University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello said the university gave the contract academic lecturers 40 days notice before termination of their appointment, against 30 days notice as contained in the contract agreement.
He said the university took the decision in line with the federal government directive to stop payment of contract lecturers.
‘’ It is a condition to enrol staff in the salary payment platform of IPPIS. And the federal government made it clear that except the university would pay such staff from its internally generated revenue which we cannot.’’
However the Vice-Chancellor said the termination of the contract staff would not affect the institution, noting that the university has 1, 776 academic staff.