Bayero University Kano has terminated the appointments of lecturers working with the University on contract.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Yahuza Bello, said the institution took the step in accordance with the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) guidelines, which does not accommodate contract staff.
It is a condition to enroll staff in the salary payment platform of IPPIS. And the Federal Government made it clear that we cannot have contract staff except the university would pay such staff from its internally generated revenue which we cannot,” he said.
The VC however said that foreign contract academic staff were not affected, adding that the affected lecturers were notified 40 days before the termination of their appointment.
He further stated that the termination of contract staff would not affect the institution, as the university has 1, 776 academic staff, with just five affected contract staff.
One of the institution’s contract lectures, Dr Sai’du Ahmad Dukawa, spoke on this. He said, “I have been on contract with the university for seven years and my contract is renewed every two years. Although, the contract is supposed to be renewed next year before it was terminated yesterday.’’