Segun Showunmi in Ibadan
The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State has sacked a senior lecturer at the department of Urban and Regional Planning in the institution, Mr. Ajadi Omotosho over alleged sexual misconduct with a student( named withheld)
Penpushing reports that the institution in a statement by the Registrar, Mrs Modupe Fawale said the sack of Omotosho became necessary to avoid the image of the establishment being tarnished.
The statement noted that the lecturer action was a misconduct considered as “embarrassing and tarnishing the image of his employer”, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, noting that the Governing Council of the institution has approved the immediate termination of Omotosho’s appointment with effect from Friday, 11th September, 2020.
Penpushing further reports that, Fawale in the statement explained that, the affected lecturer is expected to hand over all properties of the institution in his possession to his Head of Department.
The registrar in the letter dated 15th September, 2020 said, “you will recall that you were engaged in an inappropriate behavior and a poorly managed relationship with your former student’.
‘These resulted in embarrassing and tarnishing the image of your employer, The Polytechnic, Ibadan. You will also recall your responses and appearances before the investigation panel and senior staff disciplinary committee that looked into the above matters.
“After a careful consideration of the issues above, the Governing Council found you guilty as your actions and activities amount to misconduct. The Governing Council, therefore approved the immediate termination of your appointment with effect from Friday, 11th September, 2020’.