In a renewed bid to place the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba on the right pedestal of growth and development, the management of the institution has embarked on right-sizing and restructuring exercise.
Rector of the Polytechnic, Prof Ezionye Eboh made this public while briefing newsmen at his office in Aba has insisted that the action is in line with the efforts geared towards saving the institution from running aground.
Prof. Eboh had revealed that committees and review committees set up to ascertain staff disposition of the Polytechnic clinically and dispassionately recommended that about 323 employees of the institution be relieved of their duties at the Polytechnic.
The Rector further disclosed that those to be disengaged were employees on age related issues, that is: those who claimed to have obtained their First School Leaving Certificate before they were 8 years old. Others that would be on their way out are those that have attained their retirement age.
Another category that would be axed were those who are facing severe disciplinary action, health challenges, redundancy and other negative work ethics.
Prof. Eboh who further disclosed that more of non academic staff would be affected in staff rationalisation exercise however announced that all the affected staff would get their payment in lieu of notice, adding that their other entitlements would be paid to them in due course.