The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan chapter, says no single academic staff was involved in the examination malpractices allegedly discovered at the institution’s distance learning centre (DLC).
Deji Omole, ASUU chairman, said this on Tuesday in reaction to reports from some newspapers.
According to him, those arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) were non-academic staff in the technical unit of the DLC.
Omole explained that seven non-academic staff of the institution’s DLC were picked up by the DSS on October 17, over their alleged involvement in aiding and abetting examination malpractices and compromising the integrity of examinations.
He maintained that the academic staff had not been fingered in, or linked to, the fraud, adding that no one should drag them into it.
He also explained that the union was not against punishing anyone linked to the fraud.
Omole said that aside the fact that the university had a standing committee, ASUU also had its own standing committee on ethics and standard dealing with ethical and unethical issues.
He said that the union would not take any wrong accusation against its members lightly.
The ASUU chairman had on Sunday said the union is preparing for another confrontation with the federal government over planned imposition of integrated personnel payroll system (IPPIS) on its members.
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