By; SAMSON YAKI,,Lafia
The Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University Keffi, Prof Suleiman Bala Mohammed has warned lecturers to desist from selling handouts, harassing students or engaging in unethical conducts, saying that such acts will no longer be tolerated.
The Vice Chancellor stated this, Tuesday, when he received officials of the Nasarawa State Students Association (NASSA), who were in his office to congratulate him on his confirmation as the substantive Vice Chancellor of the University.
Prof. Suleiman said any deviant lecturer who decides to engage in illegal activities will be made to face Disciplinary Committee and appropriate sanctions meted on such individual, if found culpable.
The Vice Chancellor also re-visited his earlier call for students to report lecturers who engage in extortions, sale of grades and sexual harassment, charging them to utilize his administration’s “whistle-blowing” policy to “anonymously report such incidents”.
“I assure you that any lecturer who is reported to be engaged in any unethical conduct will face a fair and firm trial before the Disciplinary Committee.
“I want to however advise that students should be committed to intellectualism and scholarship as those susceptible (to harassment by lecturers) are usually not serious students. Work hard and that will make it impossible for you to be harassed”, he added.
The renowned unionist also warned students who might want to engage in acts of examination misconduct and other anti social behaviours to repent before it’s too late for them.
“We have zero tolerance for exam misconduct and social vices, and you have to educate your members. We will deal decisively with anyone caught”, he fired.
The erudite further encouraged the students’ leaders to ensure that they leave behind inspiring legacies as history will record their deeds when they finally leave office.
He also asked the students to partner with the University management to move the institution forward, challenging them to present to him a position paper on how to improve on the fortunes of the University.
Earlier, the National President of the NASSA, Farouk Tanko Tunga who led other officials on the visit, presented a congratulatory card to Vice Chancellor, saying his emergence as the substantive Vice Chancellor is a vindication of Prof Suleiman’s outstanding leadership qualities.