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Varsity Slams Suspension On 5 Lecturers Over Misconduct


FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka – Authorities of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka, Anambra state, has slammed suspension on five lecturers of the institution, over examination and other misconduct.

Director of Publications, in the ivory tower, Mr Emma Ojukwu, confirmed the action in an interview with newsmen Thursday in Awka.

According to him, the said lecturers were suspended on March 2 for three months with half salaries pending the outcome of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee Report.

He disclosed that the affected lecturers were from the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry and the Department of Electronics as well as Computer Engineering.

Ojukwu said that they were found culpable in the first semester of 2013/2014 academic session for assisting students in answering questions and frivolous award of marks to undeserving students.

Other sins of the lecturers were failing to submit examination attendance list, collection of money from students for upgrading of results, sharp practices, irregularities in result sheets, among other offences.

He said the administrative verifications would soon be conducted in other departments to fish out such culprits.

Ojukwu also hinted that the Vice-Chancellor of the university, (VC) Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, had warned some heads of departments (HODs) not to collect money from students for registrations.

The director hinted that a review process had been instituted for administrative action on the issue.


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