Rivers State University of Science and Technology has dismissed a lecturer, Professor Tamunonimim Ngerebo, for allegedly extorting money from students to raise their examination scores.
Ngerebo, who was a senior lecturer in the Department of Banking and Finance, was said to have been in the habit of requesting for financial gratification from students in exchange for higher scores in their examination results.
He was accused of mischieviously setting difficult examination questions and creating avenues for some students to come for ‘sorting,’ a term used to describe the payment of money to get favourable examination scores.
The institution also ordered the immediate withdrawal of degree certificates of two graduates on the grounds of wrongful graduation.
A statement by the institution’s management, expressed the university council’s determination to sanitise the university and ensure that best practices were achieved.
“The 12th Governing Council of Rivers State University at its meeting held on Tuesday October 10, 2019, approved the dismissal of Professor Tamunonimim Ngerebo of the Department of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Management Sciences, from the employment of the university for gross misconduct bordering on sorting and extortion of money.
“The council also directed the Senate of the university to withdraw the degree certificates of Wudat, Nasiru Kabiri (DE.2011/PT/0291) and Eppelle, Daniel Chamberlain (DE.2011/PT/03011), all of the Department of Banking and Finance, Faculty of Management Sciences, on the grounds of wrongful graduation.
“The university council is determined to sanitise the university and ensure that the best practices are attained and will leave no stone unturned to reposition the university in line with the vision of the founding fathers,” the statement read.