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Bowen University Dismisses Over 10% Of Its Employees Due To The Effects Of Covid-19

onlinereport 06/25/2020

Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State, has fired more than 100 employees. The University customer service said this in a statement on Wednesday, June 24.

According to him, the university's judgment is in view of the current conditions of life which the university id facing, the University can not continue to retain workers. Adaramola said the affected staff had been informed by emailing them following the June salary hike.

He added, almost 10 percent of the University worker are affected including the teaching and non-teaching staff.

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In a statement, Adaramola said, "The current governing body of the university, which has been in office in 2018, has identified the need for reform of the university."

"After a long period of research, it has been found that the university's culture and policies need to be changed so that it can continue to stand its ground."

"In order for the university to continue to exist, it has to suspend the appointment of some of its staff and review its eligibility."

The incident came just weeks after the America University Nigeria (AUN) in Yola, Adamawa State, dismissed nearly 400 employees. AUN University, owned by former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, fired more than 400 workers. The sacking comes just three days after Gotel Communications fired 46 employees.

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In a dismissal, AUN president Dawn Dekle said the university had no need for the services of its employees. Some of the evicted workers said that they were fired without paying any allowance despite having spent more than 10 years working at the university. However, the university's public relations department, denied the allegations.

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