The Governing Council of Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, has sacked 10 lecturers, eight non-teaching junior staff and warned 17 others for extortion, sexual harassment and gross misconduct, among others.
This was revealed on Friday via the official website of the university in a memo signed by the university Registrar and Secretary to the University’s Senate, Mr. Daniel Urhibo. Most of the 17 teaching staff, who were reprimanded for Plagiarism, according to the statistics, were Readers in their various departments. Others were from the ranks of Assistant Lecturers to Senior Lecturers.
According to the statement, the decision was taken based on recommendations made by the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee (SSDC) to the university’s Governing Council after the institution’s 101st regular meeting held on Friday, 18th August, 2017 at the university premises.
Urhibo, in the statement, said the workers were allegedly thoroughly investigated by the SSDC and appropriately sanctioned based on the gravity of the crimes committed. Three senior officers from the Bursary Department were also among workers dismissed from the service of the institution.