The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), accused the Federal Government of appointing five unqualified rectors out of the six polytechnics recently established by the federal government.
To correct the situation, the association says it has instituted legal action against the federal government on the appointments which it says was against the Polytechnic Act of 2019.
National President of ASUP, Anderson Ezeibe states this at the 100th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of ASUP held at the Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State.
He says recently the Federal Government announced six new Federal polytechnics, one in Cross River State, Oyo, Plateau, Benue, Borno and the Enugu States.
And in the Federal polytechnics Amendment Act 2019, the qualification to the appointment of a rector in any of the polytechnics in Nigeria, such a person shall be a Chief Lecturer and must have not less than five years experience in any Nigeria polytechnics. Her added that, Unfortunately five out of the six rectors that were appointed into these newly established polytechnics are neither chief lecturers, nor are they from any of these polytechnics in Nigeria