To boost productivity and efficiency in staff output, the management of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo state said it has approved the promotion of 283 Staffs from both the academic and non academic sectors just as it said 63 have also got approval for go for further studies within and outside the country.
Acting Rector of the polytechnic, Engr. Mustaphar Zubair while speaking with journalists in Auchi yesterday said the welfare of staff of the institution remain sacrosanct and key in encouraging and achieving maximum output adding that the training would be sponsored by th Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TERTFUND) under its Academic Training Development scheme.
He said: “Staff welfare has remained one of our priorities; by creating comfort for staff through renovation of their buildings, making water available through boreholes in quarters. We have just carried out a promotion exercise this year; we have a total of about 283 staff promoted.
“Out of which 141 are senior academic staff promoted to different ranks just about two weeks ago and many of them have received their letters to that effect. We also have 142 non- academic staff making a total of 283 staff promoted this year.
“We also have 59 junior staff promoted to different cadres because we believed that it is when you allowed progression and you appreciate what your staffs is doing you will now bring out the best in that staff and we take it very seriously”
Zubair further disclosed that the council of the polytechnic met and approved 63 staff for training in Nigeria and abroad under TETFUND academic training development.
He said “In the last council meeting we considered study leave for our staff both local and abroad. We have about 63 approved study leaves both local and international sponsored by TETFUND under what we call Academic Training Development which they make funds available for. Once you apply and qualify we treat your application and if it is approved by TETFUND your money is released. Many of them go abroad; Britain, US, Malaysia ”.