2 varsity staff sacked for admission racketeering, forgery

Posted by News Express | 20 February 2021 | 471 times

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Two non-academic staff of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, have been sacked for misconduct by the highest decision making organ of the university. Also, two workers escaped the sack hammer, but were issued warning letters while a lecturer was ordered to refund over N9 million or get sacked.

Saturday Sun learnt that one of the sacked staff in the Registry was involved in admission racketeering. The other dismissed staff in the Exams and Record was involved in forgery of transcript.

A senior staff in the Registry Unit told Saturday Sun that the workers affected appeared before the staff disciplinary committee, which forwarded its recommendations to the Governing Council for approval. The Governing Council of LASU under the chairmanship of Prof. Adebayo Ninalowo approved the dismissal, issuance of warning to two staff and the order to refund over N9 million by the academic staff.

The staff in Exams and Record office was alleged to have collected money from a former student to process transcript but he forged one and gave it to the graduate. The senior registry staff told Saturday Sun that when the transcript was sent to the Postgraduate office for verification, it was discovered he had procured a fake document.

According to our source, the former student on interrogation fingered the exams and record staff as the source of the document and he was later queried and made to face the staff disciplinary committee of the university. On the staff involved in admission racketeering, the source said he was also issued query on the allegation and dragged before the staff disciplinary committee.

It was learnt that the council gave the academic staff in the Department of Biochemistry, who jumped bond an option to refund over N9 million or face dismissal from the services of the university. LASU governing council met on February 18, 2021 and approved the recommendations of the staff disciplinary committee. (Saturday Sun)

Source: News Express

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