Sex for marks: Akwa Ibom State University Sacks 14 Lecturers

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Fourteen lecturers have been shown to exit door of Akwa Ibom State University AKSU, the Vice Chancellor of the State-owned University disclosed this in a media chat with Pressmen at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Press Centre, Uyo today.

Although the names of the randy lecturers who were found guilty for sexually abusing students for marks were not mentioned, the Vice Chancellor of University, Prof Nse Essien, said the university will continue to weed out undesirable elements within its ranks.

Speaking on other milestones covered so far by the University, Prof. Essien disclosed that 38, out of the 42 programmes run by the university have received full accreditation by the National University Commission, NUC.
Prof. Essien, who will be one year in office on August 3, also disclosed that everything was in place for commencement of Radio broadcasting by the university.
Further to that, the former commissioner for Education said that the university unbundled its Mass Communication programme in line with the emerging trend and communication needs of modern society, resulting in the creation of departments of Public Relations, Advertising, Broadcasting and Journalism and Media Studies.
While admitting that he had been far away from the NUJ and the media community, the vice chancellor promised to cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship between Journalists’ Union and AKSU.
In his remarks, the NUJ chairman, Comrade Amos Etuk, commended the vice chancellor for coming to share his thoughts with Journalists and assured him that the new partnership, when given effect, will add value to the rating and standing of the institution.
Comrade Etuk suggested to Prof. Essien to use the occasion of his first anniversary in office to showcase the development in AKSU, under his watch.
The Vice Chancellor was accompanied on the visit by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Umoren Umoren and the head of the Directorate of Information, Public Relations and Protocol, Mr. Akaninyene Ibanga.

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