Board ‘suspends’ polytechnic rector who fixed kingsize bed in his office

Board ‘suspends’ polytechnic rector who fixed kingsize bed in his office

- 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.

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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.”
Board ‘suspends’ rector who fixed king-size bed in his office
The bedroom picture is for an illustrative purpose and does not represent the rector's real office. Photos sources: The Cable, TrendsMap
Source: UGC

When news of his suspension got to Inistagram, many Nigerians had a lot to say about it. compiled some of their reactions below:

massmaticshomes said:

"Baba no even wan dey pay for hotel."

queenlicious14 said:

"Who and who help am fix this bed, like hotel bed? Wahala no de finish for this country. E wear kimono."

natural_kemi said:

"He really got ready for 2021 because 2020 covid couldn’t make him accomplish his plans this year."

innoxxy_ said:

"Lmao... this mata suppose enter guinness world book of records."

domingo_loso said:

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"Bed for sleeping at work or the other one. This is highly suspicious, this man had plans."

Meanwhile, 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.


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