By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Six lecturers at the University of Ibadan Distance Learning Centre, in Ibadan are now in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) over an alleged complicity in examination malpractices at the centre.
According to New Nigerian investigations , the affected six lecturers were handed over to the DSS operatives by the Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan, Prof. Idowu Olayinka last Friday following reports by the Director of the Centre.
It was learnt that the information that led to the arrest of the six lecturers came from a suspected student allies arrested during the ongoing examinations and a protest complain from students about illegal dealing of some non-teaching students
Sources close to the Distance learning centre said the arrested lecturers identified as Edward Eborgu (Head of UI DLC software Unit); Kehinde Ajao (Head Student Support); Shola Akintunde (Executive Officer and Media representative); Ademola Okunola (IT personnel); one Lanre (IT personnel) and a certain David in the Director’s office were accused of alleged complicity in smuggling scripts for students writing examinations; fabrications of Computer Based Test results; falsification of clearance mostly for students
The University of Ibadan Director of Communications, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo while confirming the arrest of the six lecturers said it was the Director of the Distance Learning centre that alerted the Vice Chancellor of the involvement of the said lecturers and that the Vice Chancellor was disturbed by the development and immediately ordered thorough investigation into the matter.
“When it happened, the Director alerted the VC and Prof. Olayinka ordered their arrest.
Officials of the DSS were invited to effect the arrests. They were found indulging in examination malpractices. The Vice Chancellor called on the DSS to engage in rigorous investigation and diligent prosecution to serve as deterrent to others,” he said.