UNIZIK Suspends 5 Lecturers for Misconduct

The management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK, Awka, Anambra State has suspended five lecturers for examination misconduct.

Emma Ojukwu, the institution’s Director of Publications, confirmed the suspension in an interview in Awka on Tuesday.

He said that the lecturers were suspended on March 2 for three months with half salaries pending the outcome of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee Report.

Ojukwu said the affected lecturers were from the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry and the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering stating that they were found culpable in the first semester of 2013/2014 academic session for assisting students in answering questions and frivolous award of marks to undeserving students.

The other offences were failing to submit examination attendance list, collection of money from students for upgrading of results, sharp practices and irregularities in result sheets.

He said that the administrative verifications would soon be conducted in other departments to fish out such culprits explaining that Joseph Ahaneku, the Vice-Chancellor of the university, had warned some heads of departments not to collect money from students for registrations.

Ojukwu said that a review process had been instituted for administrative action on the matter.


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