UI staff to work 3 days a week over high fuel costs

The University of Ibadan (UI) has announced a reduction in workdays for its employees, from five days to three days per week, in response to the significant rise in fuel prices. This decision is a result of the removal of fuel subsidies by the Federal Government, leading to economic challenges for the general population.

The university management conveyed this development in a statement issued on Monday by G.O. Saliu, the Registrar and Secretary to the Council. The statement explains that the decision was made after careful consideration of the economic difficulties faced by salary earners who have to commute to work regularly, given the increased transportation costs and overall cost of living.

The new work schedule, approved by the Senate during a meeting on August 3, 2023, will require university staff members to work on-site for three days in rotation per week. This adjustment is set to commence on August 14, 2023. However, employees engaged in essential duties are exempted from this revised schedule.

The statement emphasizes that the university management will review the arrangement as the economic situation improves. It also encourages a commitment to open communication, cooperation, and maintaining workflow, including the possibility of working from home when necessary.

The University of Ibadan seeks understanding and cooperation from all academic and administrative units to ensure a smooth implementation of this intervention.

Edited By Damilola Adeleke

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *