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Bowen University Sacks 127 Workers

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Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, has sacked its workers by around 10 per cent.

The affected workers is said to have received mail intimating them that their appointment was terminated on Tuesday after their salaries is paid for the month of June.

One of the affected members said that it impacted 127 employees in all divisions and parts of the institution.

The university’s Head of Media and Relations Unit, Toba Adaramola, confirmed the Wednesday sacking.

Adaramola said,

“When the present management of the institution came on board in 2018, it was discovered that the school was at the point of inflexion.

“When the management studied the situation, it was discovered that we must change our culture of doing things, or change product.

“Our students are our product; that we cannot change. But we decided to change the model the school had operated. The school had for long operated like institutions; whereas public institutions have grant, we don’t have. That situation led to change of model from the previous to collegiate backed with technology.

“To sustain the university, some people have to go. So the excess workers in all departments and sections were told to go. It cuts across both the academic and non-academic.

“Eight to 10 per cent of the workforce was affected. June salary was paid yesterday (Tuesday) and after the payment, the affected workers were intimated of the disengagement through mail.”

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