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College teachers protest alleged pay cut

Mfonobong Akpan

Aggrieved teachers of Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED), Ijanikin, Lagos, have appealed to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to intervene in the planned cut in their salary by the state government through the management of the institution.

Therefore, one of the urgent challenges to be tackled by the Governing Council of the institution is the protest by its employees over the proposed pay cut in salary.

At least 66 employees of AOCOED recently lodged complaint over an alleged plan by the institution’s management to place them on a new term that may reduce their salaries and allowances by half.

It will be recalled that on Wednesday, Governor Ambode announced the appointments of new Members of Governing Councils for Lagos State tertiary institutions.

Ambode, in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, named Prof. Tunde Samuel as Chairman of the Governing Council of the institution, while members include Dr. Rafiat Olufunmilayo Olatunji, Mrs. Iyabo Osifeso and Alhaji Wasiu Aderibigbe Lawal.

The employees, who are mainly teachers of the AOCOED Staff School (nursery and primary) and AOCOED International School (secondary), contended that the move by the school management is a breach of their status as employees of the institution and Lagos State Civil Service.

It was gathered that the teachers were originally employed as venture staff by either AOCOED Staff School or AOCOED International School. They are still staff of both schools.

source: vanguard