Vanguard (Lagos)

17 December 2012

Nigeria: Ikoku Education College Suspends Lecturers Over Alleged Unethical Practices

Owerri — Some teaching staff of Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, AIFCE, Owerri, have been suspended from duty for their alleged involvement in unethical practices.

Similarly, many students found guilty of indulging in examination malpractice have been sent packing, while others linked to varying criminal activities are currently cooling their heels in police cells.

The institution's Provost, Dr. (Mrs.) Blessing C. Ijioma, disclosed this during the flag off of the golden jubilee ceremonies of the school, in Owerri.

Although Ijioma did not state the exact number of lecturers and students that faced the music, she, however, said the present administration in the school had zero tolerance for all manner of anti-social acts.

"The recent demonstration in the school was stage managed. Management has sunk a number of boreholes and purchased generating sets with a view to making water and power readily available to students," Ijioma said.

The Provost equally said AIFCE was not without its challenges, stressing that many of the problems had made the institution stronger.

"The College has proved beyond all doubt that it is a pace-setter in teacher education. It has produced Nigerian Certificate in Education in tens of thousands, even more," she said.

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