HOD And Two Other Staff Of Kaduna Poly On Suspension Over Corrupt Educational Practices
The management of Kaduna State Polytechnic has revealed that three members of its staff are presently on suspension for allegedly participating in corrupt educational practices.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered that amongst those suspended is a head of a department whose name was not made known by the institution.
While the two other staff are said to be allegedly guilty of involvement in forged academic certificates.
The institution alleged that the HOD collected money from students and give them their examination scripts in order for them to rewrite and copy answers from the marking guide of the different courses.
The disclosure of the academic corruption was made known by the rector of the institution, Idris Bugaje during an interview with one of the Nigerian reputable newspaper over the weekend.
Speaking during the interview, the rector who is bent on eradicating academic corruption in the school said, “We have discovered a lot of malpractices going in the system.”
“Lecturers including heads of departments collecting money from students and allowing them to have their scripts after examination so as to copy from the marking scheme in order to get an ‘A’.”
“One HOD has already been suspended for that and he is been investigated, his case will go to the governing council very soon.”
He also revealed that the two other staff suspended are being investigated for alleged forgery of certificates, as noted that the issue of certificate forgery is not only limited to the institution.
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In the words of the rector, “We have also had other cases, we are investigating at the moment including certificate forgery, even though, not only Kaduna Polytechnic is affected but there are some people here who are experts in forging certificate from anywhere in the world; they use computer technology, scan and change the names. “
“Two staff are already on suspension for that while their matter is also being investigated and it may eventually involve the Nigerian Police.”
“In one of the cases, the Police has been very helpful to us because there is another complicated syndicate of certificate forgery which involved people from outside, so all these things are being uncovered and we are out to ensure that the system is brought back on track because the sanctity of examination is very fundamental to the educational system.”
“If you cannot ensure sanctity of examination, there is no need to even run a school. If anybody and get a certificate without attending the Polytechnic, then, we will become a laughing stock. We have also received some complaints from students on sexual harassment and other forms of harassment, all of these are being investigated by the PTU.”