Rivers varsity suspends lecturer over cash-for-project scandal

The Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has suspended one of its lecturers, Godwin Olai, following leaked audio recordings of him demanding money to help them write their projects.

The Vice Chancellor of the school, Prof. Ozo-mekuri Ndimele, on Tuesday on his Facebook page said from the recordings, the students alleged that the lecturer demanded the sum of N70,000 from the final year students assigned to him for supervision to help them with the entire project work.

The statement by the VC, titled, ‘Suspension of Mr Godwin Olai — a lecturer with the Department of Management, IAUE,’ said the lecturer’s case had been referred to the staff disciplinary committee for further investigation.

“The Management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education has placed Mr. Godwin Olai, a lecturer with the Department of Management, on three months’ suspension and his matter referred to the Staff Disciplinary Committee for further investigation. We are determined to keep our surroundings clean. Let’s all be careful,” the VC said.

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