Auchi poly sacks 17 staff, downgrades 10 over money, gratification for marks | Dailytrust

Auchi poly sacks 17 staff, downgrades 10 over money, gratification for marks

The management of Auchi Polytechnic has sacked 17 and downgrade 10 staff of the institution over  money and other gratifications for marks and grade in the institution.

The Rector of the institution, Dr. Sanusi Jimah, disclosed this on Saturday at Auchi, Edo state, during the 25th convocation ceremony of the institution.

He said the sanctions have largely curbed the development in the institution.

“The polytechnic has raised the standard of discipline in the last two years. I can report that this nexus for money for marks, gratification for grades and other unethical practices has been largely curbed.

“The polytechnic achieve this by visiting sanctions on 27 staff who thought that this was a way of life,” he said.

According to him, “of the number, 11 staff were dismissed, six had their appointment terminated while 10 others were downgraded,”.

Jimah assured that the institution remain committed to sustaining  physical development and academic standard of the institution.

He noted that in academic performance rating, Auchi polytechnic has been rated as the best polytechnic in Nigeria by an international education rating agency worldwide, Webmetric.

He disclosed that as part of efforts to sustain the academic standard of the institution, it has through TETFUND sponsored 46 staff to acquire Doctorate Degrees and 32 for Master Degrees in both local and international institutions

Sanusi explained that the institution is currently running 66 courses and that 51 of them have been accredited while 11 are awaiting accreditation.

On infrastructure, Sanusi said  a 250 lecture theatre  built for School of Applied Sciences and School of Businesses, library and 120 staff room block, class rooms, among others have be commissioned by the state government.

He however commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for providing infrastructures for the institution.

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