Joint Unions of College of Education Akwanga, Nasarawa State has called on the state government to urgently address the backlog of demands bordering on their welfare before Commencement of academic session or risk another industrial action.
Chairman of the joint Unions in the college, Comrade Edward Daniel made the call at a news briefing in Akwanga.
According to Mr Edward Daniel, the call became imperative following the inability of the state government to conduct promotion and annual increments of their salaries since 2015.
He also noted with concern the non implementation of 65 years retirement for non academic staff of the college to be at par with their counterparts in other tertiary institutions owned by the state government.
Comrade Edward Daniel stated that the college was grossly under staffed given the ratio which is put at one academic staff to eight hundred students as against the NCCE standard which is one staff to thirty students, stressing the need for urgent step to change the trend.
The college Union’s chairman further called on Governor Abdullahi Sule to make public the outcome of the investigative panel set up in February this year to look into alleged financial impropriety and other misconduct by the suspended management of the college to pave way for progress, development and tranquility in the college.
Comrade Edward Daniel also called for the establishment of a Gratuity Scheme in the college with a view to offsetting the over one billion Naira unpaid entitlements of retired and deceased staff of the college.
When the Interim Administrator of the college Dr. Roseline Kella was contacted, she declined comment on the matter.