OAU sacks Prof over sex-for-mark scandal

OAU sacks Prof over sex-for-mark scandal: The Obafemi Awolowo University OAU finally sacked Prof Richard Akindele over sex scandal. The Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife found the Professor guilty who was accused of demanding sex to upgrade the mark of a female postgraduate student, Monica Osagie.

Osagie was a postgraduate student in the Department of Management and Accounting and was said to have completed her programme in 2018.

OAU sacks Prof over sex-for-mark scandal

The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, announced the verdict of the council at a press conference at the university on Wednesday.

The council, led by its Chairman, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, had held a meeting earlier in the day and approved the sacking of the professor.

The Senate of the university had on June 14 claimed it had established that the prof had an inappropriate relationship with the student and compromised his position as a teacher and an examiner by demanding to have sex with the student to upgrade her scores.

The vice-chancellor said the Senate, as well as the Governing Council, found the lecturer liable of all the allegations levelled against him and subsequently ordered his sacking.

Ogunbodede said, “Professor Akindele had an inappropriate relationship with his student, Miss Osagie. This was established through their conversation in an audio recording; his reply to the query; oral evidence and the printed WhatsApp conversation tendered before the committee.

“He had acted in a manner that is seen to have compromised his position as a teacher and examiner, in that his conversation with Miss Osagie was about examination scores and inducement of favour for the alteration of examination scores. More from Here

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