Godwin Olai, a lecturer at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has been suspended following the release of leaked audio recordings in which several students claimed he wanted money to assist them write their projects.
Professor Ozo-mekuri Ndimele, the school’s Vice Chancellor, announced the news on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
According to the recordings, the lecturer allegedly sought N70,000 from the final year students allocated to him for supervision in order to assist them with the full project work.
According to the VC’s statement, headlined “Suspension of Mr Godwin Olai — a lecturer with the Department of Management, IAUE,” the lecturer’s case had been forwarded to the staff disciplinary committee for further inquiry.
According to the leaked recordings, the lecturer stated that he would develop the projects himself, have them typed, and bind the completed work without any feedback from individuals he was supposed to supervise.
The Management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has placed Mr. Godwin Olai, a lecturer with the Department of Management, on three months’ suspension and his matter referred to the Staff Disciplinary Committee for further investigation. We are determined to keep our surroundings clean. Let’s all be careful,” the VC said.
Source : our correspondents