Lecturer sacked for collecting bribe to clear students’ carry-over
Paul Madela, a lecturer in Nasarawa State College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State has been fired today, for collecting money to clear students who had carry-overs in some courses.
Dr. Rebecca Umaru, the Provost, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), today in Akwanga that Paul Madela, who was the institution’s examination officer, collected money from students who failed some
courses and were supposed to carry them over.
Umaru said, “The Governing Council of the college approved his sack when a committee set up to investigate the allegation found him culpable.”
Umaru also added that Musa Agwadu and Ibrahim Shakaro, lecturers in the institution, are also being investigated for allegedly diverting registration money they reportedly collected from students.
“If the two lecturers are found guilty, we shall apply appropriate sanctions in line with the law,” she said.
Umaru also used the opportunity to dismiss complains that one of her deputies slapped a student in the examination hall.
“A student was asked to leave the examination hall for not paying registration fees and therefore not obtaining an examination card.”
“Based on the preliminary investigation, the student was a victim of extortion by one of the lecturers under investigation.”
“The lecturer is accused of diverting registration money he collected from the said student.”
“The situation actually created tension in the college and even forced management to suspend the ongoing examinations. But no one was slapped or beaten,” she said.
Umaru cautioned students as well as parents to stop giving any staff registration fees, and that all fees be paid into only chosen bank accounts.
Students were also advised by Umaru to cease from all forms of social vices such as cultism, examination malpractice, indecent dressing and drunkenness, saying if anyone is caught would surely be penalized.