Staff members at Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, in the Ohaji/Egbema council area of the state, have voiced unhappiness with the institution’s administration over what they described as “improper salary placement.”
According to a story published by Punch on Monday, senior academics are now being paid the same as young lecturers due to a mistake in wage allocation.
A reliable source from the polytechnic expressed bitterness about the issue, adding that the situation was generating ripples in the school environment.
He said, “Presently at IMOPOLY, a junior lecturer is earning the same salary as senior lecturers. The question is who are the cabals behind the missing money? Who placed these senior lecturers wrongly and for what purpose?”
However, the IMOPOLY Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, Ugorji Onyemachi expressed his indignation that since some of the members were promoted to the position, the salary scale that follows such promotion had not reflected.
He wondered if promotion could only be seen on papers without having any impact on salaries. He pointed out that such an act had lingered in the institution for years and remained untreated.
The ASUP Chairman, while commending the state Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, for increasing their salaries from 70 per cent to 100 per cent, added that such executive decision was able to save them the stress of incessant protests.