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Confusion in Ondo university teams while the government issues contradictory letters about retirement age

Individuals from the staff of the Ondo State Government-possessed tertiary organizations, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, and the Ondo State University of Science and Technology, OSUSTECH, Okitipupa are presently in limbo as respects two unique letters exuding from the state government on the issue of retirement age.

It was assembled that the circumstance was because of the order from the workplace of the Secretary to the State Government for the administration of the colleges to slight the letter prior routed to the influenced foundations on the endorsement of new retirement age for staff members.

In isolated letters routed to all leaders of the foundations, the Attorney General, Kola Olawoye, SAN, had revealed that the administration had affirmed another retirement age for its establishments. The letter expressed that the State Executive Council affirmed the new retirement age in their gathering hung on Monday sixth May 2019.

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As per him, another retirement age for a Professor was pegged at 70 years from 65 years, while other academic staff will currently resign at 65 years old years.

Olawoye additionally noticed that the new retirement age for non-scholarly staff in every one of the establishments has likewise been fixed for 65years from the past 60 years of age.

The Attorney General in the letter underlined that the new retirement age produces quick results.

Be that as it may, in another different letter, dated May 23, 2019, which was likewise routed to leaders of the establishments, the SSG, Ifedayo Abegunde instructed the executives concerning the organizations to dismiss the Attorney General’s situation on the new retirement age.

Abegunde, in his letter, while affirming the recently endorsed retirement age, prompted the organizations’ administration to stay with the periods contained in their laws.

The letter read, “The consideration of the Ondo State Government has been attracted to a message routed to the Vice-chancellors, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko(AAUA) and the Ondo State University of Science and Technology (OSUSTECH) Okitipupa separately on the above topic.

“The state government wishes to express that although the new retirement age for scholarly and non-scholastic staff in tertiary foundations in the state has been affirmed by State Executive Council, in any case, the law building up the organizations must be revised before the new retirement age can produce results.

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“The administrations of tertiary organizations in the state are subsequently encouraged to dismiss the letter on the new retirement ages and stick to retirement ages contained in the individual alter building up the establishments,” the SSG composed. In the interim, the Commissioner for Information, Yemi Olowolabi, affirmed that the state official chamber endorsed the new retirement age.

Olowolabi concurred with the SSG that the retirement age couldn’t produce results until the laws building up the foundations are corrected.

“I think both the Attorney General and the SSG are essentially saying something very similar yet the new retirement age can’t produce results until the laws of the organizations are altered.

“The Attorney General conveyed our choice to the foundations for the administration to start the way toward altering the laws through the state House of Assembly. “Until the laws are revised, any moves made will be unlawful.”

Talking on the advancement, the Chairman of AAUA section of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Sola Fayose, expressed that, “Lamentably, the equivalent exco meeting produces two distinct letters. That demonstrates that the framework isn’t running great.

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“The most proper thing we are clamoring for is that what is reachable in different colleges ought to be possible in AAUA. The foundation ought not to be treated in seclusion to what occurs in various colleges around.

“Indeed, the letter has a blunder, because the issue isn’t about Professors alone yet every one of those on the scholarly unit. That is Associate Professors and Professors. The one the administration composed was Professors, which isn’t right.”