A total of 545 senior and junior staff of Kogi State University, Ayangba, has been promoted by the authorities of the institution.
The Vice-Chancellor Prof. Hassan Isah, who made the disclosure on Tuesday while briefing newsmen, said the number included 215 senior staff and 330 junior staff.
He said that members of the academic staff constituted the bulk of those promoted in the senior staff cadre.
He said that 13 members of the senior staff were promoted to professors and readers between 2012 and 2013.
He said that 250 academic and non-academic staff of the institution had been granted permission to pursue Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Nigeria and abroad.
He added that they would receive their full salaries till the end of their programmes.
Isah said that 263 other staff had been sent on different trainings in the last three years.
The VC said that 183 of the staff sent on training were sponsored by TETFUND while the remaining 80 were sponsored by the university.
He said the university had kept faith with the implementation of the 13 different allowances specified in the 2009 agreement signed between the Federal Government and the unions.
Isah explained that it would be not be possible for the university to pay outside the template contained in the 2009 agreement between the government and the workers.
The vice-chancellor’s revelation was in reaction to the complaints by a section of the workers over the implementation of the agreement.
He said that all allowances due to the staff had been paid up to date.
He said that the issues of excessive tax and contributory pension raised by the workers had been referred to the state government for resolution.
On the current academic status of the university, Isah said that the institution had been granted 100 per cent accreditation of its programmes by the National University Commission (NUC).
He said that out of the 30 academic programmes offered by the university, the NUC granted it full accreditation in 24 programmes while it enjoyed interim accreditation in six programmes. (NAN)