12 Lecturers Sacked Over S*xual Escapades In Edo State

Five senior lecturers and seven others at the Auchi Polytechnic in Edo State, have been sacked for offences bordering on s*xual harassment and extortion of female students in the school.

Fifteen other lecturers and one instructor were also demoted in relation to the same offences.

The disciplinary actions were announced on Thursday by the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, Dr. Masa’udu Adamu-Kazaure, in Kaduna.

Adamu-Kazaure said the decision was endorsed by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

A report by Punch had detailed how male students of Auchi poly hired prostitutes or their girlfriends to sleep with lecturers in order to earn higher grade in their courses.

It also narrated how some of the lecturers preferred to accept cash, ranging from N10,000 to N20,000, rather than s*x to award grades, usually not above ‘C’ to male students.

Adamu-Kazaure commended the reporter “for a job well done.”

He said, “When we saw the report, we promptly informed the Minister of Education, the ICPC, the EFCC and the Department of State Services and constituted a fact-finding committee with a view to getting to the root of the matter and proffering a lasting solution to the problem. Members of the committee included members of staff from the Federal Ministry of Education, the NBTE, the EFCC and the DSS.”

The outcome of the committee’s report, he explained, was the dismissal and the termination of the appointments as well as other disciplinary actions taken against the culpable lecturers and workers of the institution.

He said, “The approval involved the dismissal from service of the polytechnic of two chief lecturers, two principal lecturers and one lecturer I.

“Also, four chief lecturers, one principal lecturer, one lecturer I, one lecturer II and one higher technician had their appointments terminated."

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