Senior Lecturer Loses Job For Alleged Plagiarism
A senior lecturer at the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra state, Dr. Peter Ekemezie has been sacked.
The 46-year-old Ekemezie, is accused of parading a fake B.Sc from the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Naija News understands Ekemezie was employed in July 2010 as a lecturer 1 on level 11 before he was found guilty by a committee set up by the university governing council to investigate the allegation of plagiarism and his claims of obtaining B.Sc certificate from University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
A letter signed by the Nnamdi Azikiwe University’s Registrar and Secretary to Council, Barr. Philomena Okoye, conveyed the institution’s decision to interdict Ekemezie from his duties in the university with immediate effect from Wednesday, June 26th 2019.
“The Governing Council at its 117 General Meeting held on Wednesday 26th June, 2019, considered the report of Appeals and Petitions Committee against your person, titled ‘Fraudulent claims of Patent by Dr. Peter Ekemezie and other irregularities in the general appraisal.’
“The council noted that the matter which had lingered for more than five years was criminal case pending before court of law. It, therefore, resolved to suspend the deliberation on it.
“Guided by the provision of section 13.1.5 of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Senior Staff condition of service, the governing council decided to interdict you from your duties in the University with immediate effect from Wednesday 26th June, 2019 and you are hereby interdicted.
“The council therefore directs as follows, that you shall be entitled to receive one-half salary. You are required to hand over all the university property in your possession to the head of department. You are forbidden from carrying on your duties or visit the university except with the permission of the Vice Chancellor. “The above directives of the council are thereby conveyed to you for information and compliance,” the letter sent to Dr. Ekemezie read in parts.
Source: Naija News