The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has sacked an Associate Professor, Dr. Bamgbose Titilayo, and an Assistant Lecturer, Bamigbade Adesina, over alleged plagiarism.
However, the other two lecturers in the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Nkiko Olubunmi, and Dr. Ahmed Akinyeye, were also demoted from Lecturer 1 to Lecturer 2 over Plagiarism by the FUNAAB Governing Council.
The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) Governing Council were contained in the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta publication, News Flash, which was published by the Public Relations Directorate of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, which was dated May, the 10th, 2013, as the institution’s Governing Council recently concluded its 76th Statutory Council Meeting.
FUNAAB governing council also dismissed a Senior Clerical Officer, whose name is Mr. Adebisi Isaac, over alleged non-remittance of journal page charges due to the institution, also suspended was one Mrs. Banjo Omolola, an engineer, she was suspended from duty without pay for three months because of conduct prejudicial to discipline and good governance.
The FUNAAB Governing council also warned and surcharged for the period of alleged absence from work two Chief Technical Assistants, by the name, Mr Chukwu Vitus and one Mr Akinbola Oluwasina, of the Works Department, alleged to have been engaging personally in trade and business without permission of the educational institution.
It is also a day for blessings and elevation, as another 12 other lecturers became professors, while 25 others were elevated to the position of Reader (Associate Professor) in various departments in the academic institution.
The Vice Chancellor of the educational institution, Prof. Olusola Oyewole had, at a recent function, lamented the declining standard in FUNAAB and vowed to correct the short comings.
The vice chancellor, Prof Oyewole also said that this,
Injustice has been done in the past.
I made a statement that I’m going to bring the case before you. I have an assignment and a vision and I’m committed to that vision. I’m not going to relent on that vision but if anything crops up from behind to stop my advance movement, I will deal with it.
Prof Oyewole also said that there was a council meeting just some few days ago and at that council meeting we were surprised that within seven months, we had been able to assess 37 professorial candidates and then we presented them.
I told them that the issue of somebody being assessed for professorial position for one year, two years will not happen in my time.
The management of FUNAAB has also warned that any students found guilty of plagiarism will be expelled from the school.
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