AAU suspends staff salaries for stopping students graduation

The Management of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Edo State has suspended salaries of all staff and all financial requests from Deans of Faculty and Heads of Department in the University for deliberately delaying their students graduation.

Acting Registrar,l of the University Ambrose E. Odiase who conveyed the directive, which is with immediate effect, explained in a statement that the Management’s decision is informed by “the non-compliance of some Deans of Faculty and Heads of Department to submit results files as well as the slow pace of upload of 2020/2021 sessional results to the University’s portal (Kofa).

“The implication of this failure or slow pace, as it were, is that the current 2022/2023 academic session cannot be activated on the Kofa.

Contacted for further explanation on the subject matter, the Head, Corporate Communication and Protocol, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Otunba Mike Aladenika, said: “The Management is disturbed with the backlog of results yet to be uploaded, which we know is affecting the general progressaional movements of our students. It is no longer acceptable, hence the need to be more firm in our bid to positively get things done the way it should be.”

On the issue of processing transcript in the University, Otunba Aladenika said: “The Management is aware of the scandalous nature of processing transcript applications in AAU, and as such it has directed that the ICT Directorate digitises all students’ academic records that are not captured on the Kofa.

“It may also interest you to know that a cartel of transcript racketeering has been smashed in the University with suspects currently before a Disciplinary Committee with a view to determining the level and depth of their operations within the institution.

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“I can confidently tell you that it is no longer business as usual for recalcitrant elements in and outside the system, as we are more determined, than before, to wipe them out and return the University to the path of glory.”

Otunba Aladenika further said that all these actions have the blessing of the Special Intervention Team in the University, which is reputed for zero tolerance for sex-for-marks or grades and other shady deals in the state-own institution.

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