From Ogundele Olanrewaju
The Vice-Chancellor, Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun, has threatened that the management would deal decisively with any Professor found culpable of plagiarism and sexual harassment offences.
Olanipekun also revealed that a total of 278 graduates of EKSU, would be conferred with first-class honours as the institution graduates 16,433 at its combined 25th and 26th convocation ceremonies.
Olanipekun gave the hint, on Wednesday, at a press conference heralding the university’s 40th anniversary and 25th and 26th convocation ceremonies slated for March 26, 2022.
Speaking on the zero-tolerance he has for fraud and sexual molestations, the Professor of Industrial Chemistry, said,
“That you are a Professor doesn’t mean if you commit plagiarism or rape or other crimes, we will gloss over it, no.
“The era of impunity can’t return again here, we won’t allow it. Nobody is above the law. Even some of the students who committed infractions, were either suspended or dismissed accordingly”.
On the lingering nationwide strike embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), Olanipekun appealed to the government and other unions in the universities to embrace dialogue, saying the country can’t afford to shut down after the COVID-19 lockdown.
Olanipekun revealed that an aggregate of 263, 7,023, 8,561, 174, 252, and 160 graduates would be bestowed with Diplomas, Bachelors, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and Doctor of Philosophy degrees respectively, by the Institution.