Ogun Health Tech Lecturers Protest To Protect Provost

The lecturers of Ogun State College of Health Technology (OGSCOHTECH), Ilese-Ijebu, have described to allegation leveled against its Provost, Dr. Abiodun Oladunjoye as malicious, unfunded and attempt to scuttle the school’s academic calendar.

The Dean, Students Affairs, Mr. Agboola Olayinka stated this on behalf of others at a peaceful protest staged within the college campus to show solidarity for the Provost of the College, noting that only five to six aggrieved members of the College with bad records were after the Provost.

The protest which involved over fifty lecturers under the aegis of “Concerned Academic Staff” of OGSCOHTECH, carrying placards bearing different inscription, such as, “No case of embezzlement shown by the annual audit report “, “petitioners are detractors with intents to destroy the school”, “our salaries are constant”, “We run an uninterrupted academic calendar”, and many more.

He alleged that Mr. Akinyele Cyril Babasope, Mr. Ojure Mujitaba, Mr. Anisere Dele Ismail, Mr. Kuku Mukail Adeoye, Mr. Abiodun Sunday Abiodun and Mr. Nwokolo Raymond were behind the allegation written to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, and the state House of Assembly, lobbying for the number one position of the college.

He alleged that those people have been indicted by an Oloko’s administrative panel of inquiry set up to investigate various allegations.

He said it was imperative to revisit the the Oloko’s administrative panel of inquiry to unveil their misdeeds, so as to let them realise that they were unqualified for the position they were aspiring for, noting that it would cause more harms if the government refuse to summon them to account for their misdeeds and anomalies while in the institution.

Also, the Director of Students Industrial Works Experience Scheme (SIWES), Mr. Salako Sikiru said that it was pathetic that those involved were not genuine staff of the college, adding that it was embarrassing and annoying to realise that those unscrupulous elements which add no value to the college could be involved in such mischievous act.

He wondered how the management could get the sum of N10m purportedly mentioned in their petition, noting that the college could not do anything without reporting to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the supervising Ministry.

He added that none of the courses being run by the institution without proper accreditation, stressing that the academic regulatory agencies have always carried our periodical accreditation of courses in the college and no record of owing workers’ salaries and other entitlements.

‎The Dean, School Of Environmental Health Science, Dr. Soyingbe Azeez said that the institution always follow due process in spending fund, saying that the allegation was only targeted at the reappointment of the Provost of the College for second term which has nothing to do with anybody.

“Indeed, no staff of the college could allege the Provost of misappropriation of fund, because  money is always spending judiciously and with the directive of the supervising Ministry, how then could the Provost withdraw money without its supervising Agency.” Azeez said

He then appealed to the State government to rise up the plight of the college and revisit the Oloko’s panel report of the institution with the view to sanitise the College, otherwise those bad elements would continue to tarnish the image of the institution.

He said that the step becomes imperative so as to redeem the image of the institution and re position the college’s standard, particularly the future of the students whose future may be affected by the lies, falsehood and fabrication in their petition.