As Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, commenced the implementation of the review report on verification of staff and their certificates, as approved by the State Executive Council in April 2019, the management of the polytechnic disclosed that it has sacked 258 of its workers, stressing that it was parts of its determination to reposition the institution for a greater operational efficiency.
This was contained in a statement issued on Monday 9th September, 2019 in Aba by the Polytechnic’s Public Relation officer, Mrs. Chinyere Eze.
According to the statement, “We wish to inform members of the public that we have commenced the implementation of the review report on verification of staff and their certificates, as approved by the state executive council in April 2019.
“Following painstaking verification and reviews, letters have been issued to 258 staff members whose services are no longer required by the institution. All the affected staff are receiving full severance payment in line with their condition of service with the school.”
She also stated that the workers would receive due outstanding salaries as other workers are being paid.
Among other things, the ongoing reform is aimed at positioning the institution to achieve its motto of “Towards Excellence in Technology”, and meeting regular salary obligations of its workforce as well as creating necessary environment for academic excellence that the institution is known for.