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Sex, Cash for Grades: One Lecturer dismissed, 10 others suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education–VC Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele

Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, Vice Chancellor, Ignatius ajuru University, Port Harcourt

…VC wants Lawmakers expunge “Education” from University name

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A Lecturer has been dismissed, while ten others have been so far suspended at Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt in current purge of Lecturers over the allegation of demanding cash or sex for grades from desperate students.

The Vice Chancellor of the University  Prof. Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, disclosed this when the Rivers State House of Assembly committee on Education led by Hon Christian Ahiakwo paid a visit to the institution as part oversight function on Wednesday.

On the challenges of the institution, the Vice Chancellor demanded that word “education” removed from the name of the school because it tends to limit the degree and certificates awarded by the institution to narrow on to education.

To encourage excellence in academic performance among students, the VC said “We will give N1m to any student who has a CGPA of 4 points in our next graduation.”

He disclosed the institution got a cash donation of N300m from Pastor David Ibiyeomie, the General Overseer of Salvation Ministry, to build 100 rooms hostel.

The VC said the project is 80% completed, and will be commissioned in December this year.

Prof Ozo Ndimele also disclosed that the management had completed Amphi-Theatre for Dept of Theatre arts.

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“We are the only school that has classrooms for Masters and PHD students. And we operate partnership with foreign school, you can get the certificates in 2 years.” the VC boasted.

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