A graduate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso, Oluwanisola Femi Akeju has had his certificate withdrawn from him over an alleged victimization by one of the lecturers in the institution.
The spokesperson of the University, Lekan Fadeyi, who confirmed the incident stated that Mr.Femi graduated from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 2013/2014 academic session, said he refused to appear before several panels set up to investigate his claim of victimization by a lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Biology.
Mr Akeju had accused the lecturer of failing him for 6 years. This made the institution to set up a panel to investigate the allegation and he was summoned to appear before the panel, which he failed to oblige.
Read the full statement from the management of LAUTECH below;
“Senate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has approved the withdrawal of certificate issued to one Oluwanisola Femi Akeju, a graduate of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, for refusing to appear before several panels raised to investigate his allegations of victimization against an unnamed lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Biology of the University.
“The alumnus, who graduated in the 2013/2014 academic session, with Matriculation number 083659, had in a publication of March 15, 2018, claimed that a certain lecturer failed him in a particular Biology course for six years.
“All efforts made by different arms of the Institution to enable Mr. Akeju shed more light on the allegations before various investigation panels yielded no fruit as he refused entreaties made to him towards ensuring that he got redress and bring the said lecturer to book.
“Other spurious claims contained in his write-up included that he sat for BIO 101, 102, 104 and 106 and scored grade ‘A’ in all of the courses. Investigation into his academic record however indicated that Oluwanisola Femi Akeju registered for and passed BIO 101 (E), 102 (E), 103 (E) and did not register for BIO 104 in his first year in the University until the second semester of his extra year in 2013/2014 session and passed with ‘E’ grade.
“Bothered by the negative effect of such unfounded allegations on the University’s profile and the fact that he has continued to fail to honour several invitations by the panels set up by the University, the authority has therefore decided that, all rights and privileges extended to Mr. Akeju Oluwanisola Femi as an alumnus of this University stand suspended.
“Other sanctions approved by the University’s senate are that, issuance of academic transcript to him is suspended forthwith; the statement of results issued by the University to Mr. Oluwanisola Femi Akeju be immediately invalidated, and that his academic certificate be withheld until further notice.”