Four senior lecturers of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja have been dismissed from service for fraud, sexual harassment, forgery and other misconduct.
The Governing Council of the polytechnic gave approval for the lecturers’ dismissal at its 68th meeting.
The Public Relations Officer of the institution, Uredo Omale, in a statement issued on Friday, March 17, 2023, said the affected lecturers were dismissed for misconduct, bordering on “sexual harassment, victimization of female students, absconding from duties, insubordination, falsification of records, disobedience to lawful order and diversion of TETFUND training grant.”
According to her, “Some offences of the dismissed lecturers (Mr. Ipinmoroti Samuel Adejoro and Mrs. Adegoke Kehinde Vivian), include, disobedience to lawful order, falsification of document to obtain training grant and diversion of the said training grant to the tune of N22,676,500 and N21,204,000 respectively.
“Mrs. Slyvester Ojone Blessing was dismissed for allegedly absconding from duty from 5th January, 2020 to 31st July, 2022 and should refund the sum of N1,356,653.79, being the unearned salaries drawn from the government within the period of absconding.”
Ipinmoroti and Adegoke are to refund the total sum of N22,676,500 and N21,204,000, being the funds they allegedly collected as training grants without undergoing the training at the approved university in Malaysia.
Meanwhile, the management of the polytechnic has approved the promotion of eight principal lecturers to the rank of chief lecturers.