The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, in Edo State on Wednesday wielded the dismissal stick on 13 lecturers, while 16 others were demoted over allegations of sexual harassment and extortion of students.
This disclosure was made by Mustapha Oshiobugie, the Public Relation Officer of the institution while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Auchi.
According to Oshiobugie, the affected lecturers had been officially notified.
He said: “A total of 41 persons were involved in sexual harassment and extortion of money.
“Five lecturers were dismissed, eight got their appointments terminated and 16 were demoted.
“Four others were warned, two advised, two cautioned, one recommended for mentoring while two students were denied further admission in the institution.
“Painstaking investigations have been done by internal and independent panels constituted by the National Board for Technical Education and Ministry of Education.”
Mr. Oshiobugie added that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu approved the action based on the recommendations of the panels.