40th Anniversary: Disciplinary Measures Await Staff Involved In Plagiarism, Sexual Harassment – Ekiti Varsity VC

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By; OLADELE ADEDAYO, Ado-Ekiti


The Vice Chancellor, Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado-Ekiti, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun, has said that any member of its academic staff found culpable of plagiarism and sexual harassment offences would not go scot free assuring that he management of the institution will not hesitate to carry out appropriate disciplinary measures against the culprit.
Olanipekun gave the assurance on Wednesday, at a press conference heralding the university’s 40th anniversary and 25th and 26th convocation ceremonies slated for March 26,2022.
The Professor of Industrial Chemistry,who expressed concerns against fraudulent practices and sexual molestations, said: “That you are a Professor doesn’t mean if you commit plagiarism or rape or other crimes, we will gloss over it, no.
“The era of impunity can’t return again here, we won’t allow it. Nobody is above the law. Even some of the students who committed infraction, were either suspended or dismissed accordingly”.
The EKSU VC also disclosed that a total of 278 graduates of the institution, would be conferred with first class honours as the institution graduates 16,433 at its combined 25th and 26th convocation ceremonies.

Despite initial snags caused by lack of funding and non-accreditation, thereby stagnating the running of the programme for years, Olanipekun revealed that  166 medical students had been inducted in the College of Medicine by Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria(MDCAN).
Olanipekun added that the university is improving on the development of ICT Infrastructure, with WiFi transmission covering over 20 kilometres radius, applauding the government for enlisting EKSU as one of the institutions that would be covered under the Independent Power Plant project.
“At the moment, our university has a total of 580mbps. Of this, the university acquired directly 410mbps, Ekiti state government allocated to the institution 150mbps under Ekiti Research and Education Network (EKIREN) and the balance of 20mbps was provided by the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC)”.
Stressing that the internally generated revenue of the university had been prudently appropriated, Olanipekun stated that proceeds was expended on construction of skills acquisition and entrepreneurship study centre, extension of EKSU water factory and asphalting of a linkage road from College of Medicine to sandwich village at Irasa.
Olanipekun stated that his team had also worked assidously to move the university from 157 to 14 on webometric ranking among  the ivory towers operating in the  country.

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