The Governing Council also approved the dismissal of four (4) additional individuals for acts including but not limited to: gross misconduct bordering on sexual harassment and victimization of female students; fleeing from one’s obligations; insubordination; record-keeping that was false; disobedience to a lawful order; and diverting funds from a TETFUND training grant.
The institution’s public relations officer, Mrs Uredo Omale, made this announcement on Thursday in LOKOJA. She said the promotion and termination of lecturer appointments would take place at the 68th Regular Meeting of the Governing Council, which would be held on March 8, 2023, in the Council Chamber of the Polytechnic.
Dr Ayodele Shade Oluwakemi of the Department of Computer Sciences, Mr Adalumo Adebola of the Department of Fine Arts, and Mr Lawal Fatai Kolade of the Department of Statistics have all been promoted to Chief Lecturer status.
The others are Mr James Oricha, Department of Arts and Social Sciences; Mr Joel Tope Ebenezer, Department of Social Sciences and Humanities; Mr Attah Yusuf Emmanuel, Department of Business Administration; Mr Aleshegba Ebenezer, Department of Industrial Design.
“The dismissed staff are: Mr. Abutu Thompson Okolo, Department of Language and Communication, Mr. Ipinmoroti Samuel Adejoro, Mrs. Adegoke Kehinde Vivian (Both of the Department of Architectural Techology) and Sylvester Ojone Blessing of Registry Department.
“Mr. Thompson, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language and Communication, was dismissed on account of sexual harassment and victimization of a female student in the Department of Computer Science.
“Mr. Ipinmoroti Samuel Adejoro and Mrs. Adegoke Kehinde Vivian, were dismissed for disobedience to lawful order, falsification of document to obtain training grant and diversion of the said training grant to the tune of 22,676,500.00 and 21,204,000.00 respectively.
“The Council further directed the Management to use available legal means to recover from Mr. Ipinmoroti and Mrs. Adegoke the total sum of N22,676,500 and N21,204,000 respectively, being the fund they fraudulently collected as training grant without undergoing the training at the approved University in Malaysia.”
Mrs Slyvester Ojone Blessing, who was fired for skipping work from 5 January 2020 to 7 July 2022, was also ordered to pay back N1,356,653.79, which represented the unearned salaries she had taken from the government during that time.
In a related event, the Polytechnic terminated Mr Aremu Oloruntoba Samuel’s employment from the School of General and Communication Studies Department of Social Science and Humanities due to serious misconduct that bordered on student extortion under the guise of Continuous Assessment (CA).
“The probationary appointment of Mr Aremu was therefore terminated, just as he was directed to refund the sum of Two hundred of Ten thousand naira (N210,000.00) only being the illegal money he imposed and collected from the students for Continuous Assessment (CA).
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