Usman Salisu Ogbo Rector Kogi state polytechnic announced the suspension of a staff in the institution for allegedly forcing students to buy textbooks before they would pass their examinations
He disclosed this when the President, National Association of Nigeria Students, (NANS) Comrade Sunday Asefon, and his entourage, paid the management of the polytechnic a visit on Thursday.
The Rector, who did not mention the name of the staff, said it is a clear injustice to the educational system for any lecturer to make buying of textbooks and handouts a criteria for students to pass their examinations.
According to him, “We had cases whereby some lecturers would insist that if students failed to buy their textbooks, they would fail their examination. We also have cases whereby those students that bought books and those that did not buy will be separated. This is pure wickedness”
“Buying of textbooks is not a justification for students to pass their examination. We always encourage our students to read their books, that is why we insisted that lecturers who have books should place them in our school bookshops and not make it compulsory for students to buy them. Despite our clear intentions, some cabals are not happy”.
He explained further that examination malpractice, cultism, social vices, forgery of result to get admission in the Polytechnic is now a thing of the past warning that the current management will deal decisively with anyone found wanting to break the law.