The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia chapter, has expressed concern over the poor condition of service of the institution.
The Chairman of the union, Comrade Sylvester Aku, made the observation in Lafia, Friday.
He frowned at the way appointments in the institution into principal offices are arrived at by the state government through the Polytechnic Governing Council.
Aku revealed that many academic doctors who were trained by the institution had left for greener pasture due to poor condition of service.
The ASUP Chairman further lamented that the major challenge of the institution included manpower shortage, especially the teaching staff.
“We have no choice and cannot stop anybody from looking for greener pasture, we are therefore appealing to the state government to implement the already existing welfare package of the academic staff.
“Look at how appointments of principal officers are done in the Polytechnic. This is totally against the law that establishes the Polytechnic.
“No consideration is given for long service, rather over the years, government appoints people outside the Polytechnic to head administration here,” he lamented.
Reacting to the appointment of two Acting Deputy Rectors, he faulted the process, saying it was against the Polytechnic Act.
He explained that the Act only allows for the appointment of a deputy rector and not even when the Rector is on Acting capacity.
“But in this case, the state government appointed two deputy rectors on Acting capacity, while the Rector is also Acting. This is not lawful and totally unaccepted,” he noted.