Abia State University has sacked Michael Ukaegbu, a senior lecturer, for his alleged involvement in a sex-for-grade scandal.
Ukaegbu’s dismissal was announced in a communique issued by the institution’s governing council after its 148th regular and resumed meetings held on December 16 and 20.
The meeting, which was held at the university council chamber, was chaired by Adolphus Wabara, the chairman and pro-chancellor of the institution’s council.
According to the communique signed by Acho Elendu, the secretary to the council, the council-in-session ratified the dismissal of Ukaegbu, former acting head of the Department of Mass Communication.
It added that the council also sacked one Leonard Chukwuma for fraud and admission racketeering.
“Council-in-Session ratified the dismissal of Dr Michael I. Ukaegbu, former Ag. Head, Department of Mass Communication for involvement in sex-for-grade and Mr Leonard Chukwuma for fraud and admission racketeering,” the statement read.
Recently, cases of lecturers soliciting sex have been rampant across universities in Nigeria.
In June, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) dismissed Boniface Igbeneghu and Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo, two lecturers caught soliciting sex from students in exchange for grades in a 2019 investigation by the BBC.
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