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UI staff arrested over fraud not our members — ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) University of Ibadan chapter on Tuesday said its members were not among the staff of the Distance Learning Center…

The Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) University of Ibadan chapter on Tuesday said its members were not among the staff of the Distance Learning Center of the institution who were arrested over corruption allegation.

The Chairman of the UI branch of ASUU, Professor Deji Omole, while reacting to some newspaper reports said those arrested by the Department of Security Services (DSS) were non-academic staff in the technical unit of the DLC.

Omole flayed the Director of Public Communications of the university, Olatunji Oladejo, who some papers attributed the story to, as misinforming the public.

Seven non-academic staff of the Distance Learning Centre of the institution were picked up by the DSS last week Thursday over their alleged involvement in examination malpractice and ‘‘compromising the integrity of examinations’’.

Omole maintained that academic staff have not been fingered or linked to the crime and no one should drag them into it.

The ASUU boss, however, maintained that the union is not against punishing anyone linked to the fraud.

He said apart from the university committee, ASUU has a standing committee on ethics and standards, dealing with ethical and unethical issues.

He, however, said it would not take it lightly when its members are wrongly accused.

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