Certificate Forgery: Ebonyi College Sacks 15 Lecturers.

About 15 lecturers have been sacked from the Nigerian College of
Education in Ikwo, Eboyin state on Tuesday for allegedly possessing
forged certificate.

Speaking to newsmen, the college’s Public Relations Officer said the
action was taken by the institution after a through investigation on
the affected lecturers.

Nkwuda said the alleged scandal was brought to the management’s notice
in 2013 which prompted a panel of inquiry to be set up.

PM News reports:

‘This matter was reported in 2013, and the management followed it up
by constituting a panel to look into it. Because certificate forgery
is a very serious crime, thorough investigation was carried out to
ascertain the veracity of the allegation.

‘After a long and painstaking investigation, the suspects were
unable to prove their innocence beyond all reasonable doubt, hence the
decision to dismiss them,” Nkwuda said.

He said the affected lecturers were earlier downgraded to clerical
staff while awaiting the outcome of the panel’s investigations.

The spokesman expressed the commitment of the institution to the
promotion of academic discipline and excellence.

‘The college is committed to promoting qualitative and functional
teacher-education. We cannot tolerate teachers with fake or forged
certificates in our college, neither will the institution admit
students who are not qualified into the college,” he said.

He alleged that the lecturers paraded forged masters and doctorate
certificates.

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