The Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, John Adekolawole, has been suspended by the academic board of the institution for allegedly sleeping at work.

Speaking at an emergency congress of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, the chairman of the institution’s chapter of the union, Adekunle Masopa, disclosed that the board based its decision on 21 grounds, adding that a position paper was submitted to the union by the board after its meeting.

Masopa said, “We tried to intervene, but members of the academic board said they had taken a decision and that their decision would stand.

“They, however, said a position paper would be communicated to us. The said position paper has been communicated to us.

“The following are some of the reasons adduced for the action: one, flagrant dereliction of duty by absconding from office for about a month. Two, the desecration of the highly respected office of the rector with the creation of a bedroom furnished with a king-size bed, which has made it possible for him to be sleeping at work.

“Improper improvisation of dual award programme of National Diploma plus NCE (Nigeria Certificate in Education) programme in collaboration with a consultant, among others.


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