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Embezzlement: Allegation baseless – Ogscohtech staff

he academic staff members of Ogun State College of Health Technology (OGSCOHTECH), Ilese-Ijebu, says allegation levelled against its Provost, Dr. Abiodun Oladunjoye is totally malicious, unfunded and a bit to scuttle the academic calendar of the college.
The Dean, Students Affairs, Mr. Agboola Olayinka stated this at a peaceful protest stagged within the college campus to show a solidarity support for the Provost of the College, noting that only five to six aggrieved members of the College with bad records were after the Provost.

   The protest which involved over fifty lecturers under the aegis of “Concerned Academic Staff” of OGSCOHTECH, carrying placards bearing different inscription, such as, “No case of embezzlement shown by the annual audit report “, “petitioners are detractors with intents to destroy the school”, “our salaries are constant”, “We run an uninterrupted academic calendar”, and many more.

He alleged that Mr. Akinyele Cyril Babasope, Mr. Ojure Mujitaba, Mr. Anisere Dele Ismail, Mr. Kuku Mukail Adeoye, Mr. Abiodun Sunday Abiodun and Mr. Nwokolo Raymond were behind the allegation written to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, and the state House of Assembly, lobbying for the number one position of the college with their fake certificate.

He alleged that those people have been indicted by an Oloko’s administrative panel of inquiry set up to investigate allegation of certificate forgery, misappropriation of fund and raping of some female students of the institution among others.

He said it was imperative to revisit the the Oloko’s administrative panel of inquiry to unveil their misdeeds, so as to let them realise that they were qualified for the position they were aspiring for, noting that it would cause more harms if the government refuse to summon them and account for their misdeeds and anomalies while lecturing in the institution.

Also, the Director of Students Industrial Works Experience Scheme (SIWES), Mr. Salako Sikiru said that it was pathetic that those involved were not genuine staff of the college, adding that it was embarrassing and annoying to realise that those unscrupulous elements which add no value to the college could involved in such mischievous act.

He wondered how could the management get the some of Ten Million purportedly mentioned in their petition, noting that the college could not do anything without reporting to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, which is the supervising Ministry.

He added that non of the courses being run by the institution without proper accreditation, stressing that the academic regulatory agencies has always carried our its periodical re accreditation of courses in the college and no record of owing workers’ salaries and other entitlements.

‎    In the same vein, the Dean, School Of Environmental Health Science, Dr. Soyingbe Azeez said that the institution always follow due process in spending fund, saying that all the allegation was only targeted at the reappointment of the Provost of the College for second term which has nothing to do with anybody.

“Indeed, no staff of the college could allege the Provost of misappropriation of fund, because all money is always spending judiciously and with the directive of the supervising Ministry, how then could the Provost withdraw money without its supervising Agency.” Azeez said

He then appealed to the State government to rise up the plight of the college and revisit the Oloko’s panel report of the institution with the view to sanitise the college, otherwise those bad elements would continue to tarnish the image of the institution.

He said that the step becomes imperative so as to redeem the image of the institution and reposition the college’s standard, particularly the future of the students whose future may be affected by the lies, falsehood and fabrication in their petition.

Sunday Olatunji
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Newstide247.com newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.
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