Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

From TCNEWS

The Management of Abia State College of Education, Technical, Arochukwu says its attention has been drawn to a publication in the Abiacomet and other social media platforms, that the Provost of the College, Professor Vincent Onweh is in trouble over his decision to pay half salaries to staff of the College.

In a release, the Media Adviser to the Provost, Mercy Mba states that the Provost of ASCETA is not in any trouble nor did he approve the payment of the half salaries for staff of the College as alleged, noting that the writer may have mistaken the 13th month salary magnimously paid to staff by Governor Alex Otti, which was without allowances as half salary.

According to the Media Adviser, the college management is aware of the Governor, Dr Alex Otti’s position on diversion of funds meant for salaries which was previously the case in the college when 15% of the staff monthly salaries were deducted for several months at source for cutting of grasses.

The Management noted that since assumption of Professor Onwe in October last year the college has witnessed adequate peace which is threatened in the figment of the imagination of peddlers of the ungodly rumors.

The statement further disclosed that the college management for sometime has been under intense pressure from ICPC and Tetfund to recover sums of money which were paid to some staff of the college for conferences but were not utilized by them for ostensibly due to the fact that 40% of the conference funds were allegedly deducted at source before disbursement and observed that the matter is pending before the panel on recovery of government funds and property.

The Management of ASCETA, while stating categorically that it would no longer dignify the faceless rumour mongers with further responses, described the allegation as spurious and unfounded and reassured Abians of its commitment to restoring the lost glory of the school as it would not be deterred by the antics of desperados.

By NWAMARA

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