Vice Chancellor, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Prof Aloysius Okolie has set up a committee to investigate allegations of corruption against some staff and students of a department in the school.
Okolie, who disclosed this while briefing reporters in Enugu on the forthcoming convocation ceremony of the school, said petitions against the department centred on monetary inducement to pass students.
According to the VC, the petitioners alleged that about N500, 000 was being charged per course to pass a student who may have failed, and threatened to sanction the department if found guilty of the allegations.
He said: “We are awaiting the report of the committee; if those accused are found culpable, they will all go, and if it is indeed the practice in the department, both staff and students will go to enable us make a fresh start,” he said.
Okolie said the management was poised to equip its students with the right knowledge, adding that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was being worked out with a United States service provider on automation in engineering.
He further added that the school has entered into partnership with Eastwing Aviation Institute, Enugu, to conduct practical training in engineering.
He disclosed that the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio would deliver the convocation lecture.