College of Education, Akwanga , Nasarawa State , has sacked a lecturer found to have collected money to clear students who had carry – overs in some courses.
Provost , Dr . Rebecca Umaru , told the
News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Akwanga that the lecturer, Paul Madela , who was the institution ’ s examination officer, extorted money from students that had failed some courses and were expected to carry them over.
“ The Governing Council of the college approved his sack when a committee set up to investigate the allegation found him culpable , ” Umaru said .
Umaru said two other lecturers , Musa Agwadu and Ibrahim Shakaro , were also being investigated for allegedly diverting registration money they reportedly collected from students .
“ If the two lecturers are found guilty , we shall apply appropriate sanctions in line with the law , ” she said .
Umaru also dismissed reports that one of her deputies slapped a student in the examination hall .
“ A student was asked to leave the examination hall for not paying registration fees and therefore not obtaining an examination card .
“ Based on the preliminary investigation , the student was a victim of extortion by one of the lecturers under investigation .
“ The lecturer is accused of diverting registration money he collected from the said student .
“ The situation actually created tension in the college and even forced management to suspend the ongoing examinations . But no one was slapped or beaten , ” she said .
Umaru warned students and parents against giving registration fees to any staff , and advised that all fees be paid into the designated bank accounts.
She also advised students to desist from social vices such as cultism , examination malpractice , indecent dressing and drunkenness , saying anyone caught would face sanctions . ( NAN)