- Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Anambra State suspended 14 academic and non-academic staff members, along with students, for various misbehaviours and offences
- Five lecturers faced charges, including extortion, falsification of results, and obtaining money from students in exchange for unmerited scores
The Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State, has suspended 14 academic and non-academic staff members, as well as other categories of employees, including students, for various misbehaviours and offences.
Five lecturers were charged with a variety of offences, including extortion of students who completed their courses.
One lecturer was fired for extorting money from other students by using a student. He was said to have “brazenly” listed the names of students who had passed his courses as failing in order to extort them.
Another lecturer in the Department of History and International Relations was fired after being accused of falsifying results and grades in order to benefit a student.
Three lecturers in the Faculty of Education were suspended “pending appropriate procedure” after being charged with obtaining money from students in exchange for unfair grades.
The students who were involved, including a priest, were also sanctioned.
After collecting gratification from students, the priest and another were charged with aiding and abetting examination malpractice.
This was revealed in a press statement issued on Sunday by Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, Special Adviser for Public Relations and Special Duties.
According to Ojukwu, this is a follow-up to the panel’s recommendations for the expulsion and suspension of the indicted officials, including students.
The statement read;
The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has taken disciplinary actions against the following staff and students for various offences.
Principal Executive Officer 11, abandoned his duty post for a considerable length of time. As a result, he was indicted for gross misconduct and suspended from duty for six months to serve as a deterrent to other officers
Senior Executive Officer was indicted for fraudulent financial transaction concerning the university. She was suspended for six months on half salary.
Examination Officer in the Department of History and International Relations was indicted for clearing and graduating a student who had 12 outstanding courses. He admitted that he committed the offence and was therefore found guilty of falsification of results and grades in favour of the said student and was dismissed from the services of the university following the appropriate procedure.
Two lecturers in the Faculty of Education were indicted for sorting, obtaining money from students in exchange for unmerited scores. They are suspended from duty following the appropriate procedure
The students who were used for the collection of money were suspended for one academic year and one student was expelled from the university for financial fraud, swindling fellow students, exploitation and deliberate refusal to cooperate with the investigation.
Another lecturer was indicted for sorting for grades and using a student to collect money from students. The lecturer brazenly listed names of students who passed his courses as having failed with the sole purpose of extorting them. The panel recommended him for dismissal as he was described as ‘unfit’ for the university.