Why UNIZIK dismissed lecturers, others

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The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has suspended no fewer than 14 academic and non-academic staff, and other categories of employees, including students for various misconducts and offences.

About five lecturers were indicted of various offences including extortion of students who successfully completed their courses.

One lecturer was dismissed for using a student to extort money from other students. He was said to have “brazenly” listed names of students who passed his courses as having failed with the sole purpose of extorting them.

Another lecturer in the Department of History and International Relations was also dismissed after he was indicted of falsification of results and grades in favour of a student.

Three lecturers in the Faculty of Education were suspended “pending appropriate procedure” after they were indicted for obtaining money from students in exchange for unmerited scores.

The implicated students were also sanctioned, including a priest.

The priest and another were both accused of aiding and abetting examination misconduct after collecting gratification from students.

This was disclosed in a press statement on Sunday, signed by the Special Adviser, Public Relations and Special Duties, Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu.

Ojukwu said this was a sequel to panel 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.

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