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Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by Ijawman(m): 9:06am On May 20, 2009
OAU, OOU flush out dons to reposition varsities

By SEGUN OLUGBILE

Barely two weeks after the governing council of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, sacked the institution‘s vice-chancellor, principal officers and about 15 lecturers for alleged ineptitude, the leadership of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has relieved five of its lecturers of their positions for a similar reason.


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Acting Vice-Chancellor, OOU, Prof. Soga Sofola

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OAU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Michael Faborode

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While the offences of the sacked OOU lecturers included mark boosting, alteration of results; presentation of fake Ph.D degrees and promotion without following due process, the offences of the OAU lecturers ranged from academic indolence, plagiarism to misdemeanour.

Other offences, allegedly discovered by the panel that recommended the sack of the OOU lecturers, included wrongful promotion and the inability of some of the lecturers to improve their academic qualifications 10 years after bagging their Master‘s degrees.

About a month ago, the council Chairman of OOU, Chief Alex Onabanjo, asked the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Osilesi Odutola, the Deputy VC, Administration, Prof. E.O.A. Ajayi; DVC, Academics, Prof. O. Otolorin; and the Acting Registrar, Mr. O. Osinulu, to proceed on compulsory leave. The acting registrar, Mrs. Olajumoke Owotomo, alleged that the dons were involved in unethical practices. She also accused them of academic misdemeanour.

Investigations at the OAU revealed that the five lecturers lost their jobs for various offences ranging from plagiarism, job abandonment, ineptitude, globetrotting and alleged criminal tendencies.

According to the Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, the sacked lecturers are, Dr. Ande Lamidi Kareem, Dr. Olusegun Fadiran, Dr. Edward Ogbonia Uche-Nwachi, Mrs. Victoria Abike Akalugo and Mr. Joshua Ayobami Ayeni.

Giving reasons for their sack, Olarewaju alleged that the lecturers flouted the law setting up the university. For instance, he said Ayeni, a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Computer Engineering, was sacked for plagiarism. ”You know that Ife is a first class institution that is well respected all over the world but unfortunately Mr. Ayeni sometimes in 2004, sent an article to an international journal based in South Africa.

”The article was published, but on January 10, 2005, the university received an e-mail from the publishers of the journal to the effect that the article was plagiarised. This is the height of academic fraud that a responsible institution will not overlook. So, the university set up a senate committee to look into the matter.‘‘

He said Ayeni was invited to defend himself, adding that the committee found him guilty at the end of its investigation. Though he was sacked this month, his salary was stopped in March 2007. ”But in reaching this conclusion, due process was followed, that is even why we are not having any problem with the Academic staff Union of Universities. All of us in Ife are for excellence and we are using this to send a clear signal that anybody that wants to work or study here must be ready to burn the midnight candle.‘‘

On why Akalugo, an assistant lecturer in the Department of Special Education and Curriculum Studies was sacked, the PRO said she could not provide evidence of progress on her Ph.D work since she started the programme over eight years ago. ”Her academic ability was nothing to write home about. In fact, her colleagues in the department and even students complained about her performance. It got to a stage that courses she meant to teach were withdrawn from her and given to other lecturers when it became obvious that she could not cope with the high standard expected from lecturers teaching in the university.‘‘

Olarewaju further alleged that Akalugo combined her teaching job at OAU with another one with the Ondo State Government. ”When the committee set up to try her case confronted her with this, rather than defending herself, she started employing various tricks to elongate the trial so as to perfect her plan to process her retirement with the Ondo State Government without the knowledge of the university,” he said.

Olarewaju added that the sacked lecturer was also involved in various acts that could tarnish the image of the university. A lecturer in her department, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the academic incapability of the sacked don. He said the lecturer was in the habit of going in and out of police detention for cases that were not political. But efforts to get the comment of the sacked lecturer failed as most of the lecturers in the department said they did not know her whereabouts since her ordeals with the university started.

A staff of the Faculty of Education, who simply identified herself as Seun, said she deleted the lecturer‘s number when earlier calls to her mobile phone showed that the handset was permanently switched-off.

The other three dons, Ande, Uche Nwachi and Fadiran were said to have abandoned their duty posts while all efforts to contact them failed. Olarewaju said their actions violated Section 2 sub section 232 of the university regulation.

Before his sack, Ande, a senior lecturer in the Department of Cell and Morbid Anatomy, according to Olarewaju, allegedly refused to resume for duties after the expiration of his approved leave in 1991. ”He did not also apply for leave extension and efforts to contact him had failed and he has since failed to resume for duty,” he said.

The story of Fadiran of the Department of Surgery was similar to that of Ande. They were both sacked years after their salaries were stopped by the university. Efforts by our correspondents to speak with any of the sacked dons failed as nobody at Ife was ready to disclose their whereabouts.

Olarewaju also said that during their trial, none of the three that allegedly absconded from the university appeared before the various committees that looked into their cases. ”See, Dr. Uche-Nwachi left the university without approved leave in 1996 and failed to come back. On four different occasions, he was invited in 1998 but he did not turn up. The committee did not have a choice than to pronounce him guilty,‘‘ the university‘s public relations officer added.

He said that the university decided to embark on the academic cleansing in continuation of its renewed bid to reposition the university.

On why it took the university years before taking disciplinary action against the affected lecturers, the PRO said it was because the university wanted to give the affected dons ample opportunity to defend themselves. But he added that the institution did not lose any money during the period as the salaries of the dons were stopped years before their official sack.

”If they had been cleared by the various committees, the university would have paid them in arrears,” he said.

Efforts to get the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Michael Faborode, to comment on the issue failed. Calls to his mobile phone were not answered while he did not respond to a text message sent to his phone.

But members of the academic community particularly lecturers commended the university for the action. A lecturer in the Faculty of Science, who pleaded anonymity, said since the affected lecturers were given fair hearing and there was no allegation of witch -hunting, the institution should be commended. At OOU too, members of ASUU and students backed the management‘s action.

The President, Students‘ Union of OOU, Mr. Emmanuel Bada, said the students supported the action because the sacked officers had done little to enhance the status of the institution as a university.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by ikeyman00(m): 9:08am On May 20, 2009
thats the reason the yorubas are so talented in adiminstration

cool
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by tpiah: 1:38pm On May 20, 2009
You idiots should stop looking at your lives through a tribal lens.

If I post names of foreign institutions which did the same thing ie disciplined lecturers for various offences, would you say universities abroad are populated by fake academics?


If someone mentions your own tribes now, una go dey cry blow snot like retards.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by blacksta(m): 1:42pm On May 20, 2009
Hello Tpiah

Wassup
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by proudly9ja(m): 1:50pm On May 20, 2009
@ poster
I think if you had tried to be as objective as possible while posting this, maybe you would have got some more rejoinders but your tribal sentiments have made people and rightly so, stay away.

@ post
I suggest that only PhD holders should be allowed to lecture in Nigerian Universities. A situtaion where Masters degree holders are allowed to teach is not the best. In polytechnics, I am shocked that even HND/BSC holders are allowed to teach.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by Fhemmmy: 1:51pm On May 20, 2009
I wonder why all we do and read and see is nothing but tribal trash, cos the universities are within the boundaries of Yoruba lands, does that means it is a Yoruba University, when are we gonna learn that Nigeria is a nation and not just some tribal junk.
This is so sad that nothing can be done without bashing some tribes on the other.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by blacksta(m): 1:52pm On May 20, 2009
hello tpiah

how are u today
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by jimmysho(m): 4:38pm On May 20, 2009
@ poster

ve always thought u are a good nigerian but with this ur tribal tendency, ve realised u need the attention of some scholars that will introduce u into the foundation and basis of a FEDERATION 101 whereby various ethnic groupings coexist without talking ill of themselves[b][i][i][size=8pt][color=#990000][/color][/size][/i][/i][/b]
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by NigaLurva: 4:44pm On May 20, 2009
This is not explicitly Yoruba universities, most high institution have fakes. Stop reviving tribalism my friend.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by Ijawman(m): 4:48pm On May 20, 2009
The title is a question that begs an aswer. So far, no one has attempted an aswer to it; instead the jankara market woman TPIAH is running loose as usual. THE MAD DOG SHE IS.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by NigaLurva: 4:50pm On May 20, 2009
Ijawman:

The title is a question that begs an aswer. So far, no one has attempted an aswer to it;

Since you obviously did not go to university how will you know?
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by Ijawman(m): 5:17pm On May 20, 2009
Niga Lurva:

Since you obviously did not go to university how will you know?

Of course, I did not attend a Nigerian university; unlike you who is a product of those one-in-a-penny high schools that go by the misnomer of a university. Your grammatical skill already gives you away as a true Nigerian university graduate. I will not be surprised if you were trained by one of those phony academics.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by tpiah: 5:21pm On May 20, 2009
Ijawman:

The title is a question that begs an aswer. So far, no one has attempted an aswer to it; instead the jankara market woman TPIAH is running loose as usual. THE MAD DOG SHE IS.


you're confusing the mental basket cases in your family tree with tpiah! Na your sisters,mama and grandmamas combined be mad dogs!



na tpiah reply dey worry you?

Useless tribalistic fool!!!!! Did you even smell university talkless attend one!! Much less know which tribe owns a particular university. Ode!!!!

Some of you morons foolishness can only be beaten out of you with heavy logs of wood!!!!

Blockhead!!!!!
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by ikeyman00(m): 5:46pm On May 20, 2009
^^^^

wetin this foolish woman de do here
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by tpiah: 5:49pm On May 20, 2009
ikeyman00:

^^^^

wetin this foolish woman de do here

Just contributing my little quota for the development of the black race since unfortunately I happen to share the same skin color with useless people like you monkeyman and this idiotman.

If Lugard and Watson had met a few exceptions to your rule who knows what the results would have been for blacks in general!

idiots! May you find abundant evidence of Yorubas in your family tree and your descendants for generations to come!
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by blacksta(m): 6:01pm On May 20, 2009
tpiah

why u dey ignore me now !


i saying hello - leave that ikey - i will deal with him later.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by ikeyman00(m): 6:21pm On May 20, 2009
tipailain monkey!
wetin naw

blast hmmm haa
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by Becomrich: 11:06pm On May 20, 2009
Half of Nigeria PHD holders are Yorubas, half of Nigeria professor are yorubas.
1/3 of Africa professors are yorubas, what does that tell you.

In the USA only Yorubas with PHD are over 500. In Britain may be 300. some have never used their PHD before.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by blacksta(m): 11:07pm On May 20, 2009
Becomrich:

Half of Nigeria PHD holders are Yorubas, half of Nigeria professor are yorubas.
1/3 of Africa professors are yorubas, what does that tell you.

In the USA only Yorubas with PHD are over 500. In Britain may be 300. some have never used their PHD before.


and you point ?
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by ikeyman00(m): 11:21pm On May 20, 2009
^^^^^

dats a lie, big big big lie

what does that tell u
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by Ijawman(m): 11:34pm On May 20, 2009
Becomrich,

Half of the half of Nigerian PhD holders and profs are fake and those fakes are Yoruba. grin grin grin. So only 25% of Nigerian academicians of Yoruba origin are genuine. The rest are Oluwole
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by OBVIOUS(m): 11:34pm On May 20, 2009
I can print out a PhD. on the internet then go to Nigeria and find a job, although, I can never work at a multinational company cause you'll get caught.  
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by OBVIOUS(m): 11:35pm On May 20, 2009
This has nothing to do with tribes.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by bawomolo(m): 11:49pm On May 20, 2009
The claim that people with Masters can't lecture in Universities is laughable.

Master degree holders with Industry experience are usually used in Universities to teach professional courses.



”The article was published, but on January 10, 2005, the university received an e-mail from the publishers of the journal to the effect that the article was plagiarised. This is the height of academic fraud that a responsible institution will not overlook. So, the university set up a senate committee to look into the matter.‘‘

He said Ayeni was invited to defend himself, adding that the committee found him guilty at the end of its investigation. Though he was sacked this month, his salary was stopped in March 2007. ”But in reaching this conclusion, due process was followed, that is even why we are not having any problem with the Academic staff Union of Universities. All of us in Ife are for excellence and we are using this to send a clear signal that anybody that wants to work or study here must be ready to burn the midnight candle.‘‘



It took two years to get rid of her?
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by Ijawman(m): 11:51pm On May 20, 2009
OOU begins sack of indicted lecturers
By Ademola Oni, Abeokuta
Published: Friday, 8 May 2009

The Governing Council of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State has begun serving sack letters on some academic staff of the institution who were alleged by a visitation panel to have perpetrated unethical practices in the institution.

Our correspondent learnt at the Ago Iwoye campus of the university on Thursday that the lecturers, who were found culpable of misdemeanour by the Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe visitation panel to the institution, started receiving their termination letters on Monday.

As at the last count, according to a source in the school, no fewer than 15 academic staff had received letters to leave the institution.

The letters, signed by the Acting Registrar and Secretary to the Council, Mrs. Olajumoke Owotomo, advised that the affected lecturers “look for work somewhere else,” stating that the 26-year-old institution no longer needed their services.

A source in the institution told our correspondent that the letters of other indicted staff were being prepared, dismissing claims that the Governing Council was under pressure to scale down the number of academic staff to be sacked.

“Remember, it is not just the academic staff that may finally be affected. The restructuring in the registry, especially, where it had been recommended that the 17 deputy registrars be reduced to seven may still necessitate the sacking of some of these staff members. The letters are being served in phases,” said the source, who pleaded not to be named.

The Ibidapo-Obe panel, set up in December 2008, over several complaints of lecturers excesses, falling standard of academic services and uncoordinated administrative style, alleged widespread malpractices among lecturers and the manners of promotion of workers.

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, OOU, and its Students Union Government which submitted memoranda to the panel among other stakeholders, had urged the council of the institution to implement the recommendations of the panel to the letter
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by Ijawman(m): 11:53pm On May 20, 2009
http://www.punchng.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art200902223264739

I got my fake Ife, UI, NYSC certificates for N350,000
By AKIN OYEDELE
Published: Sunday, 22 Feb 2009

NOTHING in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Ingenuity will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press on‘ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
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Had Olusola Ogunshola come across this wise saying of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States of America, in his quest to earn a living through honest means, maybe he would have been singing a song different from the one he now sings at the headquarters of the Oyo State Police Command, where he is now cooling off.

Born 51 years ago in Sagamu, Ogun State, Ogunshola said he had tried his hands on many things since he finished from Oke Ibadan Boys High School, Ibadan, in 1974. He was a petty trader, clergy, and fish farmer at different times in order to secure honest livelihood. He didn‘t have a major breakthrough, he said.

In 1987, he said he struck an idea to travel abroad to seek the proverbial greener pasture, which landed him in trouble 21 years after.

Legitimately, Ogunshola did not possess more than a school certificate, but he goes about parading himself as a lawyer and pastor to swindle unsuspecting members of the public. It will be difficult for anybody to believe that the Bachelor‘s of Law certificate of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University); Master‘s of Law degree certificate of the University of Ibadan, Ibadan (which he ‘bagged‘ even before the university began postgraduate degree in law); the National Youth Service Corps certificate; call to Bar certificate and the identity card of the Nigeria Bar Association, found in his possession, were forged.

Not only that, the suspect confessed in an interview with our correspondent that he ”stole” the stamp and letterhead of a law firm, S. O. Alli and Co. And to complete his bogus identity, he said he purchased a lawyer‘s wig and gown, with a shirt to match in Lagos, when he finally decided to pass for a lawyer. Before he was excommunicated when his deals became known to the church authority, Ogunshola was also a ‘pastor‘ with the Global Harvest Church, where he ‘cast and bound‘ the devil and its agents for several years. The official stamp of the church, a disused locally-made gun, two international passports and some fake certificates of occupancy were also among his haul.

The Commissioner of Police at the state command, Mr. Bashiru Azeez, said that the suspect was nabbed over a N362,000 shady deal that went awry.

Azeez said, ”His cup became full when one of his victims reported that the transaction between them began on February 15, 2006 when the victim met the suspect at their church.

”The victim had told him that he needed the services of a lawyer to verify the genuineness of a property in Lagos State, which was introduced to him for purchase and to process the certificate of occupancy in respect of the property.

”To his enquiry, the suspect responded that he was a barrister and could render him the legal services. The victim was pleased at this development; that he had found a lawyer pastor in whom he could repose absolute trust.”

Pronto, the victim was said to have made available the sum charged by the ‘lawyer‘ in order not to lose the property to other interested buyers. That became his undoing. Ogunshola went to work and before you could say Babatunde Fashola, he had produced a purported C of O and other legal documents on the property, which the CP said were later discovered to be forged. Had the suspect refunded the money, probably the victim would have kept this secret, but he began to dilly-dally, as months of unfulfilled promises turned to years.

But on Thursday, Ogunshola cut the image of a pensive rogue, who having realised the gravity of his offence, would pose as a fowl beaten by the rain in his wig and robe.

Asked how he came about the certificates found in his possession, he said that it was in 1987 when he was desperate to travel out of the country that he encountered one late Ishiaku, who procured the documents for him at a fee of N350,000. Before his accomplice died in an auto accident (if he was not being economical with the truth), he said he was in the process of securing a Canadian visa with his fake certificates. Asked why he needed to go to that extent to secure a visa, he claimed that the idea was that of his late accomplice to smoothen the process. His dream however vanished with the death of Ishiaku.

His good command of English language notwithstanding, he said he could not further his education beyond secondary school due to lack of financial support from his struggling parents. His memory failed him when asked how he met the late accomplice and where.

He said the death of his partner dealt him a devastating blow that he did not know how to pick up the pieces of his life, having lost his life savings from his petty trading to the ambition.

Ogunshola insisted that he never defrauded his victim, who he identified as one Kayode Oresanya. Rather, he said that a link person that he contracted to secure the C of O from the Office of Surveyor General in Lagos ”collected the money and ran away.”

He said, ”I was no longer making use of the certificates. The police found them in my store. I never went to court or took a brief from anybody. I acquired those things when I wanted to travel abroad. When the Canada thing failed, Ishiaku still promised to help me before he died in an accident. I inherited the old gun they found in my house from my father. Go and check it very well, it is an old useless gun.”

In a rare display of ‘honesty,‘ he said that he stole the S.O. Alli and Co. stamp and letterhead when he had an opportunity of being at the law firm when they were relocating to another office.

His countenance dropped and he almost ended the interview when asked whether he was still a pastor, to which he declared ”I will not answer that question.”

Asked why he could not venture into any neat business with N350,000 as far back as 1987, he said his ambition was to live big and do well with his family. Now he said he had put his wife and two kids in a quandary.

Querying the rationale behind his arrest for a deal that was about three-years-old, he said he had already promised to refund the money to Oresanya before he (Oresanya) decided to invite the police. The suspect said that his income from his fish farming business could barely sustain him now, which explains why he told his victim to tarry a while.

If given another opportunity, he said he would turn a new leaf now that he had realised the position of law on his activities.

Hear him, ”I feel frustrated with my life because of the serious setback I suffered when I could not travel abroad. I have repented. I regretted my action. I can‘t do it again. I was a petty trader at a point, but I thought my life will be better. Now, I know better.”
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by tpiah: 11:55pm On May 20, 2009
I see this crazed orangutan is a glutton for punishment.

will be back.

In the meantime, look for more stuff to post.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by Becomrich: 11:57pm On May 20, 2009
Half of Nigeria PHD holders are Yorubas, half of Nigeria professor are yorubas.
1/3 of Africa professors are yorubas, what does that tell you.

In the USA only Yorubas with PHD are over 500.  In Britain may be 300. some have never used their PHD before.

Nearly all the universities in nigeria , UK, USA and canada have a yoruba professor.  So tell me how they used fake degree to become professors.
There are families with 5 professors in yorubaland. Dont forget that most african american too are yorubas.
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by bawomolo(m): 12:00am On May 21, 2009
Nearly all the universities in nigeria , UK, USA and canada have a yoruba professor.

Na you sabi sabi
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by Ijawman(m): 12:00am On May 21, 2009
All na dagbo; oluwole profs who cant speak good english, thereby bring up undesirable elements like Becomrich who does not know his right from his left hand. grin
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by ikeyman00(m): 12:00am On May 21, 2009
^^^^

its a lie

i ve come across british born nigerians; igbo for sure that omitted ur statistic

so becomepoor those days of ur oduduwa are far gone im afraid
Re: Are South-Western Universities Populated By Fake Academics? by ikeyman00(m): 12:03am On May 21, 2009
talipain zumba
I see this crazed orangutan is a glutton for punishment.

will be back.

In the meantime, look for more stuff to post.

chineke make i run ooo hahha; the woman self just like learn big words as well

amadioha wey u de self

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