The Rivers State University has dismissed a lecturer, Professor Tamunonimim Ngerebo, for allegedly extorting money from students in order to improve their academic marks.
Eye9ja reports that the institution has also in a similar vein, ordered the immediate withdrawal of the degree certificates of its two graduates on the grounds of wrongful graduation.
A source in RSU told made this known in a statement monitored on an online news platform.
The report suggests that the lecturer was also accused of setting exam questions which would be difficult for any of his students and himself to answer, thereby creating avenues for some students to come for ‘sorting’, a term used to describe extortion from students.
The source explained that the management of the university under the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Opuenebo Owei, had since begun the process of sanitising the institution with the aim of making the institution free from all sorts of extortion, a habit that is fast becoming a trend among university dons.