Auchi Poly Fires 13 Lecturers, Demote 16 Others Over Students Sexual Harassment, Extortioneducation, Latest News, News Thursday, December 8th, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Benin
Benin City Nigeria, (African Examiner) – The management of Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, South- South Nigeria, has fired 13 lecturers as well as demoted 16 others over sexual harassment, extortion, of students and other misconduct.
This was made known to newsmen Wednesday by the Public Relations Officer PRO of the school, Mr. Mustapha Oshiobugie.
He said the affected staff had been officially notified by the institution’s authorities.
According to him, “a total of 41 persons were involved in sexual harassment and extortion of money.
The PRO added that “Five lecturers were dismissed, eight got their appointments terminated and 16 were demoted.
“Four others were warned, two advised, two cautioned, one recommended for mentoring while two students were denied further admission in the institution.
“Painstaking investigations have been done by internal and independent panels constituted by the National Board for Technical Education NBTE and Ministry of Education,”.
The institution’s spokesman, said that the Minister of Education, professor Adamu Adamu, endorsed the sanctions following the recommendations of the panels that investigated the cases.
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