UNIBEN threatens Staff over alleged dereliction of duty

UNIBEN threatens Staff over alleged dereliction of duty


The management of University of Benin (UNBEN) has issued a stern warning to Academic and non-Academi Staff over alleged dereliction of duty.


The new guidelines, according to the School’s circular from the institution, prohibits Staff from either watching television or engage in preparing their Children for School during working hours.

The circular letter which was dated December 9 and 10, 2019 respectively, cautioned staff that anyone found wanting would  “face appropriate disciplinary action”.

The School authority described the indecent behaviour as an attempt to “divert attention from the primary objectives of staff and lowers productivity considerably”.

The circular which was endorsed by the University’s Registrar,  Otasowie Oshodin (Mrs), frowned at the attitude of staff to duty and could dent the institution’s reputation.

According to the school, members of staff are still in the habit of coming late to or absent from work inspite of several circular letters against tardiness.

“Even when they come, they (staff) spend hours doing school runs and attending to personal matters. Staff should note that work starts at 8:00am and closes at 4:00pm.

“Accordingly, management has directed that these ugly trends should stop forthwith. In addition, staff are also advised to desist from unethical behaviour while on their duty posts as offenders will be made to face appropriate disciplinary action.

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“Management will no longer tolerate a situation where staff absent themselves from duty a day or more without permission and members of staff are once again advised to be properly guided by the contents of this circular”.

Continuing, the circular  explained: “for the avoidance of  doubt, the relevant sections of the regulations are hereby reproduced for emphasis”.

“Members of staff who intend to be away from duty; or other place of work, on university research shall, if such absence does not exceed 10 working days, seek the approval of the Head of Department and, where appropriate, the Dean and the provost.

“All Heads of Departments shall seek the approval of the Dean, Provost or principal officers appropriate on any occasion that they may wish to be absent, the circular enthused.


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