EKSU sacks 7 for certificate racketeering, fraud

THE Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti has booted out seven of its workers for their roles in alleged illegal sale and award of the institution’s certificates

Vice Chancellor of EKSU, Professor Sam Oye Bandele, who disclosed this while addressing newsmen in his office, on Wednesday, said two of the workers were the ones who faked the certificate while five we the beneficiaries of the fraud.

Professor Bandele said the syndicate, apart from illegally issuing the institution’s certificate to unqualified people for a fee, its members “were also recruiting people illegally into the employ of the university.”

Bandele, who stated this while reacting to allegations that he was running an underground recruitment and awarding contracts to his wife, pointed out that the dismissed workers “forged my signature and used this to recruit people and sell certificates to undeserving people for various amounts of money.”

According to the Vice Chancellor, “they were investigated and found guilty by the university’s Council, which approved their dismissal.”

Bandele said the Deputy Vice Chancellors and the Registrar for their efforts in supporting his vision of making the university worthy of its name.

“We introduced ICT in the issuance of the institution’s certificate, we blocked loopholes that hitherto existed in this area as well as in the area of revenue. With this, we have been able to generate about N200million, up from the about N20million we used to generate,” Professor Bandele stated.

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