The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan(UI) Chapter, on Tuesday said no academic staff was involved in examination malpractices that led to the arrest of six workers at the Distance Learning Center (DLC) of the institution.
Recall that six DLC staff of the Institution were picked up by the operatives of Department of State Service(DSS) last Friday for alleged involvement in aiding and abeting examination malpractices and compromising the integrity of examinations.
The UI ASUU Chairman, Prof. Deji Omole while reacting to some newspaper reports which claimed members of the union were part of those arrested for being involved in examination malpractices, said those arrested by the DSS were non-academic(NASU) staff in the technical unit of the DLC.
Omole criticized the Director of Public Communications of the institution, Olatunji Oladejo, who the papers attributed the story to as misinforming the public.
He explained that no member of the academic staff has been fingered or linked to the fraud, adding that they should not be dragged into it.
The ASUU boss stated that the union is not against punishing anyone linked or associated with the fraud, noting that asides the fact that the university has a committee, ASUU as a body has a standing committee on ethics and standard which deals with ethical and and code of conduct issues.
He, however, said the association will not take it lightly and fold its arms when its members are wrongly accused.