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Modibbo Adama University dismisses 3 professors over plagiarism, misconduct

Modibbo Adama University dismisses 3 profs over plagiarism, misconduct

A Federal Government-owned University, Modibbo Adama University (MAU) located in Yola, the State Capital, has dismissed three professors in its employ over plagiarism and some other misconduct.

Abdullahi Tukur, Professor and the Vice Chancellor of Modibbo Adama University (MAU) said that the three dismissed professors were found wanting; allegedly culpable of the offences and were therefore sacked.

Tukur reeled out the offences allegedly committed by the three professors at a Pre-Convocation Press Briefing held in Yola to mark the 28th Convocation Ceremony for the 2022/2023 academic session of the University slated to take place on Saturday 4th May 2024.

He said, “The academicians were found guilty by an internal investigative panel set up by the University council stressing that stiff measures awaits any erring staff and student who may want to breach the rules and regulations guiding the institution“.

He added that a total of 5,545 students would be awarded Certificates, stressing that a total of 4,282 graduands were awarded Bachelor’s Degrees and 458 with Diploma Certificates.

While 53 graduating students will be awarded first class; 1,143 with second class upper; 2,376 with second class lower; 682 with third class and 28 with pass degrees.

41 student, will bag Postgraduate Diploma, just as 630 students will get Masters Degree in various disciplines while 134 PhD students will also be awarded Certificate in this year’s convocation.

Tukur, whiile stating the successes of the institution under his watch, announced that the forthcoming Convocation Ceremony would be the last under his leadership as VC with the expiration of a five-year tenure.

He however urged the Federal Government to review the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy, describing it as a huge challenge militating against operations of Public Universities in the Country.