Abia State University Sacks Senior Lecturers Over Sex-For-Grade And Admission Racketeering.


Abia State University has sacked a senior lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Dr Michael I. Ukaegbu for alleged involvement in sex-for-grade and Mr Leonard Chukwuma for alleged fraud and admission racketeering in the University.

Their sack was confirmed by the University’s Council at its 148th regular and resumed meetings held on Thursday, 16th and Monday, 20th of December, 2021, at the University Council Chamber, chaired by its Chairman and Pro-Chancellor, Senator Adolphus N. Wabara.

The Council in a communique, signed by the Registrar/Secretary to Council, Dr Acho Elendu, said, “Council-in-Session ratified the dismissal of Dr Michael I. Ukaegbu, former Ag. Head, Department of Mass communication, for involvement in sex-for-grade and Mr Leonard Chukwuma for fraud and admission racketeering”.

The University also endorsed the appointment of Distinguished Professor Ogbonna Onuoha, a Professor of Linguistics/Igbo as substantive Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration); and approved the regularization and confirmation of some staff which had been outstanding for several years.

It was resolved that, henceforth the University would sanction staff who fail to return to the University and fulfil other obligations of their contractual agreement on completion of their TETFund Sponsored Academic Development Programmes

The Council assured to revive some of its hitherto comatose statutory committees for efficient oversight functions in line with its mandate, adding that its determination to continue to improve staff welfare and infrastructural development of the University was in line with the aspirations of the founding fathers


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