The authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) have wielded the dismissal stick on 19 of its staff, following the alleged falsification of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) O’ level results which they used in gaining employment in the institution.
Their sack, it was learnt, was approved by the Governing Council at its statutory meeting, even as some of them were accused of absconding from their duty post. Daily Sun gathered that based on the varsity’s bulletin from the Centre for Information Public Press Relations (CIPPR) under the vice chancellor’s office, the council considered the report of the senior staff disciplinary committee on various allegations against the workers and approved their dismissal from service.
In a summary, it was revealed that 15 of the staff were sacked for falsification of May/June WAEC O’ level results with the oldest claimed result obtained in 1975 and the recent been in 2003, while four others were dismissed by the governing council for absconding from duty without consent of the university management.
It was also gathered that the dismissal of the 19 staff took effect from different dates 2010 (one), 2013 (three) and of recent 2016 (14), all mainly senior staff of the university.