About 63 lecturers and different workers of Ebonyi State University (EBSU) have been relieved of their duties for alleged certificates forgeries, sexual harassment and extortion. Also sacked had been adjunct lecturers of the college who’ve over-stayed within the college. Most of the workers sacked had been mentioned to have obtained their West African School Certificate Examination (WAEC) earlier than their First School Leaving Certificate, Sahara Reporters experiences.
They had been additionally mentioned to have falsified their age, certificates and different related credentials. Their sack adopted audit report submitted by a committee set as much as confirm credentials of staff of the establishment. There had been experiences that over 300 individuals had been affected by the sack, however the administration of the establishment acknowledged that solely 63 had been dismissed.
Some of the lecturers sacked for alleged sexual harassment are – Chinedu Ogah of the Department of History and International Relations and Dr. Egbo of Faculty of Education. Some different lecturers are being tried for similar offences. Public Relations Officer of the college, Patrick Itumo, confirmed the sack of the lecturers and different workers to our correspondent He mentioned: “That is the explanation for the motion we’re speaking about; the disengagement. They aren’t over 300 as being speculated. As I communicate to you, they’re 63 in quantity which were disengaged.
“There is that this audit report that was introduced out from the place these individuals had been disengaged, 63 of them. Some of them have age discrepancies of their data. Some individuals obtained uncertain First School Leaving Certificates; some obtained their WAEC earlier than their First School Leaving Certificates. “There are individuals who ought to have retired on the age of 65 or 70 years and they’re nonetheless in service and likewise some adjunct professors who come from varied locations whose contracts have been reviewed as much as 5 instances.
As of now, no person amongst these individuals has been reinstated. “Students are inspired to provide you with report of sexual harassment in order that the college will look into it. They ought to speak to the authorities and they are going to be protected if they’re afraid to make an open report on it.
They ought to ship message to the VC’s telephone, to me or their course adviser; they are going to be protected. “Recently, Chinedu Ogah of the Department of History and International Relations was dismissed for sexual harassment and extortion. Also Dr. Egbo of Education Faculty was also dismissed for sexual harassment. Other cases are still ongoing and as soon as they are determined, they will be published.”