The Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, has responded to the allegation of result falsification by a former lecturer, Jolaoso Ayomipo Opeyemi.
Jolaoso claimed he was a part-time lecturer between 2015 and 2018 after which he resigned from his appointment, further lamenting that because the institution still owes him the sum of N75,000, he seized results of courses taught by him.
The institution reacting in a release signed by the management and made available on Thursday, the board explained what Jolaoso was known for while he was a staff of the institution.
The management also added that it’s a known reality that he was acting under the scripts of disgruntled elements within and outside the institution.
The release reads in full: “We write in reaction to the above online publication by one Jolaoso, Ayomipo Opeyemi. Ordinarily, we would have opted not to dignify the writ-up with a rejoinder, considering the personality of the writer as evidenced in his inglorious antecedents while in the Part-time service of our Institution.
‘‘However, to clear the air on the false and propagandist accusations smeared on the name of our Institution whose motto is Excellence with Integrity, we feel compelled to make the following clarifications:
“i) Mr Jolaoso Ayomipo was originally brought in as the Personal Assistant to the former rector, Mr I. Eyitayo, his uncle.
“ii) The former Rector, who brought him to the Institution as a Personal Assistant became tired of his excesses bordering on intransigence, incorrigibility and flagrant disregards for constituted authority, and therefore controversially posted him out to an academic department (Public Administration) as a Coordinator in 2017.
‘‘iii) His tenure as coordinator was characterized by moral and financial concerns so much that he was officially directed to refund the sum of Ninety Thousand naira (N90,000.00) to the students’ association account. He declined.
“vi) Based on the foregoing, the unfavourable confidential reports received on Josolaso Ayomipo were too grievous to be discountenanced, and as such, his appointment could not be renewed beyond December 2019. Therefore, he only served the Department between 2017 when he was posted out of Rectory and December 31, 2019.
“v.) On the allegation of being owed N75,000.00. It should be noted that Jolaoso Ayomipo was not the only one involved as other Part-Time workers in that category are equally being owed.
“vi) It is impudent, anachronistic and indecorous that Jolaso Ayomipo could publicly own up that students’ scores, which ought to have been turned in for further processing two years ago are still with him. It clearly shows an act of selfishness, wickedness, recklessness and lawlessness. And that is with the intent of stirring up students whose fate would have been hanging in the balance; thereby causing disaffection and destabilization in the system to which peace was just returning.
“vii) In the interest of the affected students, and peace on campus, the Board of Studies, The Institution Highest Academic Body approved other academic means of assessing the students concerned in the said courses.
viii) For the past two weeks, the cheque in respect of the claimed N75,000.00 has been lying in the Institution Bursary for him to collect. Despite having been duly communicated over this, he has refused to come to the Institution to pick the cheque.
The real intention of Jolaoso Ayomipo Opeyemi to destabilize the system is becoming more and more manifest to the discerning minds. And we are not unaware that he is acting some scripts of certain disgruntled elements within and outside the polytechnic system.”