On Wednesday, July 3, the management of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, announced that it has withdrawn its certificate from a graduate of the institution, Oluwanisola Akeju who accused one of its lecturers of victimizing him.
Recall that, in 2018, there was a viral post by a man who accused a LAUTECH lecturer of failing him for 6 years, an allegation the institution initially denied but later set up panels to investigate. He further claimed the same man and his family were at his mercy years later, begging for a part-time WAEC job.
Information gathered by Fox Meek identifies the man who made the false claim as Oluwanisola Akeju, a graduate from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the institution in the 2013/2014 academic session.
In a statement by the spokesperson of the university, Lekan Fadeyi, Mr Akeju failed to appear before several panels set up to investigate his claim of victimization by a lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Biology so as to prove his allegation. This forced the institution to withdraw his certificate.
The statement added that the university’s Senate approved the sanctions against Mr Akeju.
The sanctions include the suspension of the issuance of academic transcript to him; the immediate invalidation of the statement of results already issued by the university to Mr. Akeju, and that his academic certificate would be withheld until further notice.
Read the full statement below;
“Senate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, has approved the withdrawal of certificate issued to one Oluwanisola Femi Akeju, a graduate of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, for refusing to appear before several panels raised to investigate his allegations of victimization against an unnamed lecturer in the Department of Pure and Applied Biology of the University.
“The alumnus, who graduated in the 2013/2014 academic session, with Matriculation number 083659, had in a publication of March 15, 2018, claimed that a certain lecturer failed him in a particular Biology course for six years.
“All efforts made by different arms of the Institution to enable Mr. Akeju shed more light on the allegations before various investigation panels yielded no fruit as he refused entreaties made to him towards ensuring that he got redress and bring the said lecturer to book.
“Other spurious claims contained in his write-up included that he sat for BIO 101, 102, 104 and 106 and scored grade ‘A’ in all of the courses. Investigation into his academic record however indicated that Oluwanisola Femi Akeju registered for and passed BIO 101 (E), 102 (E), 103 (E) and did not register for BIO 104 in his first year in the University until the second semester of his extra year in 2013/2014 session and passed with ‘E’ grade.
“Bothered by the negative effect of such unfounded allegations on the University’s profile and the fact that he has continued to fail to honour several invitations by the panels set up by the University, the authority has therefore decided that, all rights and privileges extended to Mr. Akeju Oluwanisola Femi as an alumnus of this University stand suspended.
“Other sanctions approved by the University’s senate are that, issuance of academic transcript to him is suspended forthwith; the statement of results issued by the University to Mr. Oluwanisola Femi Akeju be immediately invalidated, and that his academic certificate be withheld until further notice.”