The Federal Government has terminated the appointment of twelve lecturers of Auchi Polytechnic, Edo for requesting for sex for grades from students, The Punch reports.
This development was announced on Thursday by the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, Dr. Masa’udu Adamu-Kazaure, in Kaduna.
Adamu-Kazaure said the decision which was endorsed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, came on the heels of a report that male students provided prostitutes for the lecturers to good grades or sometimes ask their girlfriends to satisfy the randy lecturers.
He said, “When we saw the report, we promptly informed the Minister of Education, the ICPC, the EFCC and the Department of State Services and constituted a fact-finding committee with a view to getting to the root of the matter and proffering a lasting solution to the problem. Members of the committee included members of staff from the Federal Ministry of Education, the NBTE, the EFCC and the DSS.”
“The approval involved the dismissal from service of the polytechnic of two chief lecturers, two principal lecturers and one lecturer I.
“Also, four chief lecturers, one principal lecturer, one lecturer I, one lecturer II and one higher technician had their appointments terminated.
“The honourable minister also approved the demotion of one chief lecturer, four principal lecturers, three senior lecturers, three lecturer I, four lecturer II and one senior instructor.
“One chief lecturer, one principal lecturer I and one lecturer III were warned; while a chief lecturer and one senior technologist were advised on good conduct.
“Two senior lecturers were cautioned, an assistant lecturer is to be mentored; one ND student is to be advised, while another student, Gideon Adaengel, is denied admission into the polytechnic.”