- The union expressed disappointment over the alleged non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed between the state government and the Taraba State University
- The union members are owed Earned Academic Allowance
During a press briefing in Jalingo, the Taraba State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) highlighted the lack of adequate funding as a major problem affecting the university’s operations.
The union, led by its chairman, Mbave Joshua Garba, also pointed out that the non-implementation of Law No.4 of the Taraba State House of Assembly is contributing to the university’s struggles.
The law specifies different sources of funding for the university, including a percentage of monthly allocations from local governments, a percentage of contracts awarded by the state and local government, and a state education levy from charges on hotel guests.
The union expressed disappointment over the alleged non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed between the state government and the Taraba State University on March 18, 2021.
“The union members are owed Earned Academic Allowance, EAA, dating back to 2015, and the government lacks clarity regarding staff pension and gratuity.”
Raising the alarm on the alleged delay and irregular payment of salaries which they said often leads to fractional payment of salaries, the union confessed that its members are dying in silence, saying, “we are owed six full months and seven months fractional salaries”.
“It is worrisome to maintain that our members are going through excruciating economic realities in the wake of subsidy removal and inflationary forces,” the union lamented.