Thursday November 11th, 2021 is one of the day The Polytechnic, Ibadan Rector, Professor Kazeem Adebiyi will never forget.
His former students at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso — mostly graduates and some of whom are professors and associate professors, mentees and admirers, surprised him with a car gift few minutes after he delivered his inaugural lecturer at the institution.
According to them, Adebiyi is not the usual Nigerian lecturer, he is too kind to for them not to honour him.
Naija News 247 information gathered shows that, close to 100 of Adebiyi’s former students had contributed money to buy the Toyota SUV popularly called Venza.
A visibly surprised Adebiyi, who hadn’t removed his academic gown when he was presented the car key, was all smile as he was asked to move towards the car.
Adebiyi, this newspaper recalled, was appointed rector by the administration of late former governor Abiola Ajimobi on 25th, March, 2019.
Prof. Odunayo Adebooye appoints as UNIOSUN fourth substantive VC
The Governing Council of Osun State University has announced the appointment of the university’s fourth substantive vice-chancellor (VC), Professor Odunayo Clement Adebooye following the approval of the Visitor to the University, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.
The Council Chairman, Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Ali, SAN while making the announcement thanked the Visitor for his consistent support which he said has made the university one of the fastest growing universities in the country.
“I am happy that despite the controversies surrounding the appointment process, the Council was able to exert rigorous efforts and sacrifice in the appointment procedures, which culminated in the appointment of Professor Odunayo Clement Adebooye.
“We believe that he possesses the attributes to move the university forward and write a fresh chapter in the journey to achieve the dreams of the founding fathers of the university.”
While thanking the Senate, management and the entire staff of the university for their sacrifice and selflessness, Ali urged them to maintain peace and cooperate with the new VC, the statement stressed.
Born on December 18, 1966 Prof Odunayo Clement Adebooye is a professor of Plant Physiology with an academic career spanning 26 years during which he served the UNIOSUN at various times as member of the Governing Council, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Provost/Dean, Director and Head of Department among others.
At the international level, he had served as Ambassador Scientist for the German Government Humboldt Foundation, Secretary General of the African-German Network Excellence in Science (AGNES) and Regional Project Coordinator for the Government of Canada Projects in West Africa.
AAU sacked four lectures due to gross misconduct
Four lecturers with the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State have been relieved of their jobs over alleged misconduct, Naija News 247 gathered.
Though there were not much details on the lecturer’s offences, the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Edward Aihevba, however, noted in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday that the lecturers were dismissed for gross misconduct.
Naija News 247 understands the university management had acted upon the recommendation of a Special Intervention Team which considered a report of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee.
The team at an emergency meeting held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, concluded that the lecturers be sacked.
The names of the lectures were not made public yet, Naija News 247 reports.
Source: Education News in Nigeria Today
Kaduna Announces Plan To Dismiss 233 Teachers Due To Fake Certificate
Kaduna State has announced the plan to dismiss 233 teachers who presented fake certificates.
Alhaji Tijjahi Abdullahi, Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB), stated this at a news briefing on Thursday.
The Chairman said as part of its responsibility to ensure that all teachers actually have the qualifications they presented, the Board launched a certificate verification exercise in April 2021.
He said the major objective of the exercise was to ensure that teachers have the requisite credentials that constitute the basic qualifications for their employment.
He said the Board verified 451 certificates by contacting the institutions that awarded the certificates in which nine of the 13 institutions contacted responded.
“The responses from the institutions show that 233 teachers presented fake certificates. This represents 51% of the 451 certificates on which responses have been received from the awarding institutions. One institution disowned 212 of these 233 fake certificates.”
“The Board will dismiss the 233 teachers who presented these fake certificates, while their files will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery,” he said.
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