Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo, suspends payment of July salaries

Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Edo, has suspended the payment of July salaries to some of its principal officers whom it accused of negligence.

It stated on Friday in Benin that the decision was informed by “the non-compliance of some Deans of Faculty and Heads of Departments to submit result files of the 2020/2021 sessional examination results.

“It is also informed by the slow pace of other affected officers to upload the 2020/2021 examination results to the university’s portal.

“The implication of this failure or slow pace, as it were, is that the current 2022/2023 academic session cannot be activated on the portal.

“The AAU management has also suspended all financial requests from Deans of Faculties and Heads of Departments with immediate effect,’’ it stated.

The statement was signed by the varsity’s Acting Registrar, Mr Ambrose Odiase.

Contacted, the varsity’s Head, Corporate Communication and Protocol, Otunba Mike Aladenika, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the decision was to allow for students advancements.

He said management was disturbed by the backlog of results yet to be uploaded to the varsity’s portal since the action was affecting the progress of students.

“It is no longer acceptable, hence the need to be firm to get things done positively the way they should be done,’’ he said.

On the issue of processing transcripts in the university, Aladenika said: “management is aware of the scandalous nature of processing transcript applications in AAU.

“As such, it has directed that the Information Communication Technology Directorate should digitise all students’ academic records that are not uploaded on the portal.

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