The Taraba State University, Jalingo is set to expel staff of the ICT and not less than 2,000 students and some for alleged involvement in exam malpractice, misconduct and upgrading of students’ GP.
It was gathered from a source who is a member of the Senate committee that the Senate committee have concluded plans to expel the students and some of the staffs for upgrading the GP of the students and collecting money in turn.
The source who spoke in confidence told our reporter that the students who are mostly final year students (400 and 500 level) upgraded their grades to first class and others who were supposed to spill over also paid their way out to some of the staff.
He added that even 100 Level students were involved in the fraud just to escape probation.
“The university management heard of the illegal activities going on, bothered by the ugly situation, they summoned the head of the ICT unit of the school and he denied having knowledge of the act”
“Upon thorough investigation, it was discovered that some of the staff working under him are responsible for this irresponsible act”
“Some of the affected students were said to be involved in leaking examination questions and giving it out to their fellow students”
“Most of the staffs involved are staffs of the varsity’s Information and communications technology (ICT) unit; who are responsible for uploading results on the school portal, and also course lecturers and a few head of departments whose jobs are at stake.
It was also gathered by our correspondent that some of the ICT staff collect 5,000 least and upto 10,000 to clear a course. We gathered that some staff of the university who are also students were mostly involved in fraud and clearing of courses. Relatives of staffs and mistresses of some of the lecturers.
It was also revealed that the fraud has been going on for successive years in the institution, which involves some of the past graduates of the university.
A lecturer of the university told our reporter that there is no official statement in that regard yet.