FG probes YabaTech, UNN, 8 others over sex scandals, corruption

FG probes YabaTech, UNN, 8 others over sex scandals, corruption

Saturday, December 12, 2015 2:15 am


Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu has  inaugurated  10 committees to investigate petitions against  10 tertiary institutions.

Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education

Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education

The institutions are Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Kastina State; Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State; University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom, and Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State.

Others are University of Abuja, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, University of Calabar; Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State; Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State and Yaba College of Technology, Lagos State.

Adamu said the move was in response to allegations of abuse of due process, mismanagement, immorality, fraud and corruption, among others. Among the petitions to be probed were those on sexual harassment of students  by lecturers.

 

The minister said the panels were set up in line with the Federal Government’s commitment to promoting due process, fairness, accountability and transparency in the control and management of public resources.

Adamu told the committees that the exercise was not meant to judge or witch-hunt anybody, adding that members were selected based on their track records of integrity.

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, urged members to be courageous in carrying out their findings and making their recommendations.

Responding on behalf of the chairmen and members of the ad hoc committees, Malam Salihu Abubukar thanked the ministry for the confidence reposed in them.

He said their assignments was a heavy responsibility, which must be carried out with a sense of duty.

The panels were inaugurated on Thursday in Abuja.

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