The management of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, has fired four senior teachers for alleged acts of gross misconduct bordering on fraud, sexual harassment, and other offences.
On March 17, Friday, the institution’s public relations officer, Uredo Omale, made the news.
Omale 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”.
Their dismissal was approved by the Governing Council of Kogi State Polytechnic at its 68th meeting. The statement read;
“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 22,676,500.00 and 21,204,000.00 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 1,356,653.79, being the unearned salaries drawn from the Government within the period of absconding”.
The management of the institution was advised by the investigating panel to use available legal means to recover from Mr. Ipinmoroti and Mrs. Adegoke 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.