Crisis Looms: Osun Govt, OSCOED Show Strength Over Staff Recruitment

UNTIDINESS, hallmark of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) way of administering the affairs of Osun State has infiltrated the management of the tertiary institutions of learning in the state.

Checks by OSUN DEFENDER at the management activities of Osun State College of Education, Ilesa, showed that new lecturers are employed and deployed to the departments where to teach without the knowledge of the affected departmental heads.

Findings in the office of the college’s Provost indicated that the Chief Executive of the institution has had lecturers employed and told to report in the Provost office to the chagrin of the Provost himself, who sources said, has openly expressed displeasure over the development.

While Heads of Departments (HODS) who have had new lecturers imposed on them, have renewed their vows to wait for the management at the point of accreditation, when the HODs would be expected to scout for suitable lecturers from sister schools in a bid to meet up with the accreditation requirements.

Impeccable sources disclosed that lecturers employed in recent times were “dispatched” to the College from Bola Ige House, seat of government in Osogbo, without employment letters, adding also that their Heads of Departments are thoroughly shocked and embarrassed each time the news lecturers assume duty.

The sources said that the staff recruitment system in the college, was what is obtainable in all scheduled organizations, before the government of Oyinlola appointed members of the Governing Council for the college.

“Corruption and mismanagement, characteristic of Oyinlola government are the mental constitution of the college council members and this has continued to affect all facets of the college including employment,” the source volunteered.

It is also found out that basic education facilities in the college are malfunctioning, with the dearth of lecturers in all the departments in the college. “Here in the college, there are some departments with just three substantive lecturers to over two hundred students,” the sources said.

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