13 lecturers of the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, have been sacked and 16 others demoted by the Federal Government, over their involvement in sexual-related offenses.The Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, made this known at a news conference in Kaduna yesterday, December 1st, saying:
“The minister approved the dismissal from the services of the polytechnic two chief lecturers, two principal lecturers and one Lecturer I. “Also, four Chief Lecturers, one Principal Lecturer, one Lecturer I, one Lecturer II and one Higher Technician had their appointments terminated.
“The minister also approved the demotion of one Chief Lecturer, four Principal Lecturers, three Senior Lecturers, three Lecturer I, four Lecturer II, and one Senior Instructor. “One Chief lecturer, one Principal Lecturer, one Lecturer I, and one Lecturer II were warned, while a Chief Lecturer and one Senior Technologist were advised to be of good conduct.
“In addition, two senior lecturers were cautioned, an Assistant Lecturer is to be mentored and one ND student is to be advised, while another student denied admission into the polytechnic,”
He said the development was the outcome of an investigation following a publication by The Punch Newspaper with the title: “School where prostitutes assist male students to get marks.”
“The summary of the publication indicated that students hire prostitutes or beg their girlfriends to sleep with lecturers on their behalf in order to earn higher grades in their courses.