Zik Varsity Dismisses, Suspends Staff for Alleged Misconduct

Zik Varsity Dismisses, Suspends Staff for Alleged Misconduct

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, has applied varying degrees of sanction on its staff over misconduct.

The institution sacked and suspended lecturers and other categories of workers in the institution, including students, after the recommendation of a panel set up by the management of the institution.

The Senate of the institution had last week warned against sexual harassment, threatening to sanction those found culpable for such act.

A statement issued by Dr. Emma Ojukwu, the Special Adviser to the Vice Chancellor on Public Relations and Special Duties, revealed that a priest, three lecturers and students were involved.

Ojukwu said: “The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has taken disciplinary actions against the following staff and students for various offences.

“Principal Executive Officer II 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.

“A Senior Executive Officer was also indicted for fraudulent financial transaction concerning the university. She was suspended for six months on half salary.

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

“One lecturer was indicted for clearing and graduating a student, who had 12 outstanding courses.”

He said the panel recommended that the lecturer be dismissed from the service of the university, while the result should be withdrawn and further credentials such as certificates and transcripts should not be issued to the student.

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