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Phd Scandal: Poly Dismiss Rector For Presenting Fake Certificates by pelicanbeau(f): 9:24am On Jul 06, 2018
The Igbajo Polytechnic, Igbajo, Osun State, has sacked its acting rector, Akinola Olaolu, for allegedly presenting fraudulent PhD certificates.

Our correspondent gathered that the decision was reached after a meeting of the polytechnic’s governing council and board of trustees on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

However, our correspondent was told that shortly after the resolution to fire Olaolu was reached and announced, the school’s management called a meeting of its workers and threatened to punish those who broke the scandal.

Our correspondent had reported that there was a crisis at the polytechnic over the alleged fraudulent PhD certificate of the rector.

Olaolu reportedly came into the school in December 2015 as a deputy rector to the former rector, Tanimowo Oke.

However, because he claimed to have a PhD in Economics from the UI, his arrival led to the exit of Oke, who had a master’s degree as of then.

More than eight months after his arrival, he was reported to have refused to produce his purported PhD certificate, as he submitted only a notification of result to obtain the job.

A former registrar at the polytechnic, Bisi Odebunmi, was said to have also left the school after he (Odebunmi) demanded the PhD certificate in an official memo.

When Our correspondent contacted the UI with a copy of the notification of result, the Director of Public Communications, UI, Olatunji Oladejo, said the institution had no record of the rector.

The rector’s purported thesis supervisor, Prof. Ademola Ariyo, also told Our correspondent that there was no record of Olaolu in the Department of Economics where he claimed to have bagged the doctorate.

When our correspondent confronted the rector with the UI’s position on the notification of result, he said he had just obtained his PhD certificate from the school.

Our correspondent, however, obtained a copy of the certificate through a source.

Like the notification of result, the purported certificate was sent to UI for verification and was again disclaimed.

The University of Lagos, Akoka, where Olaolu claimed that he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics also said checks revealed that the rector did obtain a BSc in Economics from the school.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, in a statement by its spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said the rector had been arrested over the matter.

The Chairman of the Governing Council, Igbajo Polytechnic, Prof. Olu Odeyemi, while declining comment on the arrest, told our correspondent that the institution was awaiting UI’s response to the school’s enquiries.

The UI, in its response, obtained by our correspondent, said the rector did not have MSc and PhD in Economics from the institution.

Odeyemi told Our correspondent on Thursday that Olaolu had been sacked, adding that a press conference had been called over the issue.

He said, “He (Olaolu) has been sacked. The governing council had a meeting yesterday (Wednesday) and the board of trustees had another today (Thursday). We made certain resolutions which we planned to release in a communiqué tomorrow (Friday).”

However, a source at the school accused a principal member of the board of trustees of issuing threats to workers for breaking the scandal.

The source said instead of commending the workers for exposing Olaolu, they were accused of plotting to destroy the school’s reputation.

He said, “After the BOT meeting on Thursday, the management called all the workers to a meeting. A top member of the BOT said workers were behind the plot and that he (Olaolu) made a mistake by saying he had a PhD, which is not essential to becoming a rector.

“He accused workers of ganging up to spoil the school’s reputation. From all indication, it is clear that the BOT had no intention of sacking him but for BUSINESSTORCH stories. The publications really rattled them. The man said the management had asked Olaolu to go, but those who exposed the whole mess would be identified and punished.”

The chairman of the governing council, however, said the accused BOT member did not issue the threats, adding that the allegation was false.


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Re: Phd Scandal: Poly Dismiss Rector For Presenting Fake Certificates by MANNABBQGRILLS: 9:25am On Jul 06, 2018
This is seriously serious

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Re: Phd Scandal: Poly Dismiss Rector For Presenting Fake Certificates by gaby(m): 9:29am On Jul 06, 2018
Unfrigging believable.....


Re: Phd Scandal: Poly Dismiss Rector For Presenting Fake Certificates by dsocioemmy(m): 11:22am On Jul 06, 2018
Na wao! You really think you can lie your way on such sensitive position without be caught?


Re: Phd Scandal: Poly Dismiss Rector For Presenting Fake Certificates by Okundaye4(m): 11:28am On Jul 06, 2018
This really serious.

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Re: Phd Scandal: Poly Dismiss Rector For Presenting Fake Certificates by els0nm0rali(m): 7:38am On Jul 07, 2018
Wow. Only in Nigeria.
Re: Phd Scandal: Poly Dismiss Rector For Presenting Fake Certificates by MrImole: 5:27pm On Sep 22, 2018

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