COEASU tasks Uba Sani on state tertiary institutions

The Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) Kaduna sCollege of Education Gidan Waya chapter has tasked the state government on the lingering challenges undermining the delivery of the college’s mandate.

Addressing the press at the temporary campus of the college in Kafanchan recently, chairman of the union, Dr, Marajos Alkali, lamented that the staff of Kaduna state tertiary institutions, aside from KASU, were the least paid in the country and urged the state government to reverse the trend to retain them.

He appealed to Governor Uba Sani to approve the implementation of COMPCASS/CONTEDISS in the state-owned tertiary institutions to arrest the increasing brain drain, especially of academic staff of the institutions.

Comrade Alkali also appealed to Governor Sani to consider removing what he described as stringent conditions attached to the 65 years retirement age which requires a staff to attain a PhD on or before the age of 55 in view of the current realities in the country.

The union also appealed for the reopening of the Gidan Waya Consultancy Services that was closed down by the immediate past administration of the state, as according to the statement, the consultancy generated revenue internally and augmented the subvention from the state government.

Alkali also urged the Kaduna state government to emulate the President Bola Tinubu’s led administration, which excluded all federal tertiary institutions from the Integrated Personnel Payment Information System (IPPIS) and the cancellation of 40 per cent proposed deduction from internally generated revenue in all federal institutions of learning.

He added that if the state government replicates this, it will go a long way in ameliorating funding challenges in its educational institutions and guarantee efficient management.