The Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka, Anambra State, has taken disciplinary action against a total of 14 individuals, including both academic and non-academic staff, as well as students, for various misconduct and fraudulent activities.
Among those facing sanctions, five lecturers were found guilty of offenses such as extorting money from students who had successfully completed their courses. A lecturer was dismissed for extracting money from other students by falsely listing them as failing his courses.
This action follows the recommendations of a panel set up to investigate the misconduct and fraud allegations. Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Special Adviser on Public Relations and Special Duties to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone, revealed these sanctions in a press statement issued on Sunday.
The statement outlined the penalties imposed on the individuals involved, including a Principal Executive Officer II suspended for neglecting duty, a senior executive officer suspended for fraudulent financial transactions, and an Examination Officer found guilty of falsifying student results and grades. Additionally, two lecturers from the Faculty of Education were suspended for accepting money from students in exchange for unearned scores.
While the students who participated in collecting money for these fraudulent activities received suspensions ranging from one academic year to expulsion, depending on their level of involvement.
One lecturer, deemed “unfit” for the university, was recommended for dismissal due to his blatant manipulation of student grades to extort money.
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