- John Adekolawole, the rector of the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun state, has been 'suspended' for gross misconduct in the workplace
- In a paper sent to ASUP, the academic board of the institution said Adekolawole absconded from work for about a month
- The rector was also found guilty of turning his office into a convenience room with a kingsize bed, thereby fueling the habit of sleeping
The board of the Federal Polytechnic Ede in Osun state has reportedly placed its rector, John Adekolawole, on suspension for sleeping at work.
The Cable reports that the decision was made at the emergency congress of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP).
Adekunle Masopa, the chairman of ASUP, said that the decision was taken based on what he called “21 grounds”. He said that though the union tried to intervene, the academic board members said their decision is final.
In a formal paper sent to the union, the board noted that one of the things Adekolawole was suspended for was that he left his duty for about a month.
Another was that he ‘disrespected’ his office by building a well-furnished bedroom in it that has a kingsize bed, creating an environment that encouraged him to often sleep at work.
On the case of fraud, the paper said:
“Improper improvisation of dual award programme of National Diploma plus NCE (Nigeria Certificate in Education) programme in collaboration with a consultant.”
When news of his suspension got to Inistagram, many Nigerians had a lot to say about it. Legit.ng compiled some of their reactions below:
"Baba no even wan dey pay for hotel."
"Who and who help am fix this bed, like hotel bed? Wahala no de finish for this country. E wear kimono."
"He really got ready for 2021 because 2020 covid couldn’t make him accomplish his plans this year."
"Lmao... this mata suppose enter guinness world book of records."
"Bed for sleeping at work or the other one. This is highly suspicious, this man had plans."
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria under the aegis ASUP have warned the federal government against reopening tertiary institutions due to the coronavirus.
The union noted that there are no provisions to meet COVID-19 precautionary guidelines in universities, polytechnics and colleges of education if there is an outbreak of the virus on campus.