Two senior lecturers of the Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, have been dismissed over allegations of gross misconduct and examination malpractice. The sacked staff are a former Head of Department and former examination officer.
The Rector of the institution, Professor Bobboi Umar, who disclosed this at a news conference yesterday said, “The allegations of flagrant abuse of trust against the two officers were established beyond reasonable doubt by two separate committees set up to investigate the matter.’’
The sacked lecturers are former Head of the Department of Business Administration and Management, Mr Peter Mamman Kappe and Mr Solomon Bulus, former acting examination officer in the same department.
“It would be unfair to send away students for using incriminating materials during examinations and then allow lecturers, who sit in the comfort of their offices and homes, and flagrantly alter such results to get away with it,” the Rector said.
He maintained that his administration would not condone nefarious activities, adding that any member of staff or student that fails to meet set standards would be asked to leave.
“What they have been doing in the past years will not be allowed to continue. And I want to implore staff to continue discharging their responsibilities creditably,” he said.
Professor Umar also assured students that the time, energy and resources they spend in studying will not be a waste. Daily Trust learnt that the investigation followed complaints by lecturers that the result sheets they submitted were altered.