The Rector, Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja, Usman Salisu Ogbo, has announced the suspension of a lecturer in the institution for allegedly forcing students to buy handouts before they would pass their examinations.
Ogbo disclosed this when the President, National Association of Nigeria Students, (NANS) Comrade Sunday Asefon, alongside his entourage, paid the management of the polytechnic a courtesy visit on Thursday.
The Rector, who did not mention the name of the lecturer, said it is a clear injustice to the educational system for any lecturer to impose textbooks, popularly called handouts on students before they could pass their examinations.
He explained that some forces in the Polytechnic who are against his transformation agenda made several efforts to truncate the ban on the sale of textbooks to the students but failed.
While reiterating the position of the current management towards building an institution that is accessible for all irrespective of class or position in the society, Ogbo also announced the transfer of a senior lecturer particular head of department whose stay in that position was questionable.
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.