The university community was thrown into campus commotion over the dismissal of a university lecturer who was in the habit of manipulating and altering student’s exams results in the University of Usmanu Danfodiyo, Sokoto.
The Students Affairs Division of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto state disclosed in a circular that the dismissed erring lecturer’s name was temporary withheld from the public, that the dismissed lecturer case boarders on altering students’ results for personal benefits.
It was further disclosed that by the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Vice Chancellor VC, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, while disclosing the hard fact to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Saturday, declined to mention the affected lecturer’s full details until appropriate time deem fit by the varsity.
The VC Prof. Abdullahi was quoted as follows, “that management of the university took that drastic action to serve as deterrent to others.
“The action is to remind academic and non academic staffers of what might happen if they try such an act.
“We will not hesitate to wield the big stick on any staff found wanting for any infractions in this regard.
“The university has no fewer than 30,000 students and the guidelines are there for all to follow. We will not compromise the set standards.”
The VC further warns students and management staff to shun fraud and examination malfeasances in the varsity and within their respective campuses.
That the management would not tolerate and condone examination malpractice and fraudulent practices stressing that the university would not tolerate any ill behavior from most students and lecturers.
The university students were urged to report fraudulent and corrupt lecturers and that youths must conduct perform their academic and extracurricular activities in diligent manner and in line with laid down rules and regulations or be sanctioned accordingly.
The students of the university expressed their joy over the good step the management took over the dismissed lecturer that it would serve as a deterrent to other bad lecturers in the university.