A total of about 500 students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri have been rusticated by the school management due to their involvement in offences against the rules and regulations of the school.
This was disclosed by the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Monitoring Unit FUTO ACTU Chairman, Professor N. Okeudo.
According to him, the school has shown zero tolerance for corrupt practices by rusticating the students, banning of sale of handouts and punishing lecturers indicted for intimate harassment of students.
In his words, “ACTU had been involved in provision of a Complaint Box for the school community and publication of anti-corruption articles to sensitise school community against corruption.
We have shown zero tolerance for corruption by working closely with the school management to achieve it. Our actions had led to the rustication of over 500 students for various offences.
We are working against illegal sales of text books and handouts. We are investigating cases of plagiarism and bribery amongst staff which has led to a female staff absconding.”