Thirteen lecturers of federal polytechnics have been sacked, and 16 others demoted for demanding sex from students in exchange for top marks.
The federal government meted out the punishments to the 29 lecturers after it constituted a team to investigate a report by Punch in which the newspaper exposed the activities of randy lecturers in federal polytechnics.
The Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Dr. Masa’udu Kazaure, at a press conference in Kaduna on Thursday, said lecturers that were sacked or demoted are from the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo State.
Kazaure added that two others were cautioned, while one lecturer would be mentored.
“The minister approved the dismissal from the services of the polytechnic two chief lecturers, two principal lecturers and one Lecturer I. “Also, four Chief Lecturers, one Principal Lecturer, one Lecturer I, one Lecturer II and one Higher Technician had their appointments terminated.
“The minister also approved the demotion of one Chief Lecturer, four Principal Lecturers, three Senior Lecturers, three Lecturer I, four Lecturer II, and one Senior Instructor. “One Chief lecturer, one Principal Lecturer, one Lecturer I, and one Lecturer II were warned, while a Chief Lecturer and one Senior Technologist were advised to be of good conduct.
“In addition, two senior lecturers were cautioned, an Assistant Lecturer is to be mentored and one ND student is to be advised, while another student denied admission into the polytechnic,” Kazaure said.
Punch had reported that students of the Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State accused some lecturers of engaging in sex for marks.
It said male students who desired to pass certain courses, would need to pay cash or get a lady to sleep with the lecturer while a female student could offer herself.