MAPOLY suspends, demotes Director, five other lecturers

… over allegations of examination malpractices, gross misconduct

Management of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta has suspended from office, the Director of the School of Business and Management Studies, Mr. Mukaila Ademuyiwa ,over allegations of examination malpractices.

Ademuyiwa was not only suspended, he was also demoted from his status along with five other lecturers of the institution over same allegation for which they were tried and found guilty by the institution’s Staff Disciplinary Committee (SCD), earlier set up to investigate all the allegations leveled against them.

The affected lecturers suspended and demoted are Dr. Adesola Munir, Mr. Pius Agbebi, Mr. Rasheed Oduwole, Mr. Kayode Ogunwede and Mr. Mutair Ajayi.

In a letter dated October 6, 2016 with ref no MAP/Ps/.474/372 which conveyed the suspension of the affected six MAPOLY lectures, sent to the Director of the School of Business and Management Ademuyiwa, the institution stated that they were found culpable of contravening the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Convention on grading and the existing extant rules of the academic Board relating to grading and presentation of scores in the score sheet, which is a scandalous denigration of the sanctity of examination I.e ACC415.

The letters dated October 6 were signed by the Deputy Registrar (Establishment) Mr. S.A Ashaye on behalf of the school Registrar.

Ademuyiwa was said to have awarded bonus marks indiscriminately in a particular examination which was described as scandalous in nature and a denigration assessment.

Ademuyiwa was placed on six months suspension with half pay, removed from the position of Director and demoted by one grade level. While Ajayi was alleged of contravening the extant rules of concession for upgrading and was removed from the position of Head of Department of School of Business Studies. He was also placed on six months suspension.

Agbebi in his own case was alleged to have aided a student in illegal writing of second semester 2014/2015 and was said to be found culpable of breach of trust and abuse of office as the Sub-dean by subjugating procedures guiding the conduct of examination.

It was the same allegation against Ogunwede who was alleged to have awarded unjustifiable bonus marks to students result score in the course examined by him. He was equally demoted to the next grade level.

Also, Dr. Adesola was said to have been culpable of awarding unjustifiable bonus marks to students in a course he examined.

He was demoted by a grade level step. Oduwole in his own case was also alleged to have involved in result manipulation and act which according to the management constituted gross misconduct.