Why I did not pay teachers at Tai Solarin College of Education-Amosun


Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta: Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has disclosed his reason for withholding the salary and emolument of the teachers and staff at the Tai Solarin College of Education, TASCE, Omu-Ijebu.

The reason, according to the governor, is that he is not comfortable with the staff list submitted by the management of the school.

Amosun disclosed that the number of both staff and non teaching staff of the College doubled the total number of students in the school.

The governor made this disclosure and others during an interactive session with civil society groups to mark Democracy Day in the State.

The event which was organised by the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Ogun State council, held at the Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta.

Responding to a question on the non payment of salaries and emolument of staff at TASCE, Amosun said: “The issue at TASCE is that the number of staff, as submitted by the management, is times two of the total number of students in the college. It means two staff to each student.

“The total number of students of the College is around 1,600 and the staff, both academic and non academic, are about 3,000. This calls for proper checking.

“We are going to look into their matter but what happened is that things are not like when we came in. What we are collecting now is 74 percent decrease to what we were collecting in 2011 when we came into office.

“Imagine paying almost N800m to N900m monthly to our schools, and it is interesting to know that we have the largest number of institutions in the country and most of them are state-owned, so we are to attend to them.

“We pay Olabisi Onabanjo University, OOU, N85.5m every month and it was paid for four years. We have also paid backlog of …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper