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LASU sacks ASUU chairman, deputy, 15 others

The Lagos State University (LASU) Governing Council has dismissed 15 academic staff, including the Chairman and Vice Chairman of Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) of the institution, over various malpractices.

The dismissed LASU-ASUU Chairman and Vice Chairman were Isaac Oyewunmi and Adebowale Adeyemi-Suenu.

LASU spokesperson, Ademola Adekoya, said in Lagos, on Friday, that the institution also dismissed two non-academic staff and demoted two others.

Among others dismissed for various financial and academic misconduct were Olatoye Raji, Olugbenro Odofin, Adebowale Ademeso, John Adeogun, Scholastica Udegbe and Olufemi Soyeju.

Others were: Olawale Raimi, Ademola Adesina; Shamisudeen Badmus; Christiana Obagbuwa; Emmanuel Asapo; Lateef Salami; Olubukola Oyeniya and Fatimat Bakare.

Mr Adekoya said the decision to dismiss the affected staff was taken at LASU 115th Governing Council Meeting on Thursday.

“Pursuant thereto, the Governing Council, with immediate effect, dismissed 15 members of the academic staff, two members of non-academic staff, and sanctioned two others for different acts of misconduct.

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One of them was dismissed for demanding N50, 000 from students while Mr. Adeyemi-Suenu was sacked for “unilaterally altering the results of 12 students already advised to withdraw by Senate’’

Mr Adekoya said the council established that ASUU member demanded N50, 000 from 2003 final year students of Political Science Education on the sandwich programme to process their results.

According to the council, he was found culpable of attempt to obtain money for himself as an inducement to carry out his duties, and consequently dismissed from the service of the university.

Mr Adekoya said the university established that another ASUU member unilaterally altered the results of 12 students already advised to withdraw by Senate in the Department of History and International Studies in the 2015/2016 academic session.

When contacted, one of the affected ASUU members, said the union is handling the matter.

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