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UNIZIK suspends and dismisses lecturers and students

The management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has taken disciplinary action against some members of staff and students for various offences, in line with the recommendation of a panel that was instituted to carry out an investigation. 

Asides from recommending disciplinary action against a priest and three lecturers involved in the offence, the panel also recommended the expulsion of some students for offences like aiding and abetting.

Special Adviser (Public Relations and Special Duties) to the Vice Chancellor, Emmanuel Ojukwu noted that the priest and another were both accused of aiding and abetting examination misconduct after collecting gratification from students. Another lecturer was indicted for clearing and graduating a student who had 12 outstanding courses.

The Panel recommended that he be dismissed while the result be withdrawn and further credentials such as certificate and transcripts are not issued.

The statement read; 

“The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has taken disciplinary actions against the following staff and students for various offences. Principal Executive Officer II abandoned his duty post for a considerable length of time. As a result, he was indicted for gross misconduct and suspended from duty for six months to deter others

“Senior Executive Officer was indicted for fraudulent financial transaction concerning the university. She was suspended for six months on half salary.”

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