EDUCATION

Unical Clamps Down on Undisciplined Staff_Ada Nkong

In a bid to stamp- out corruption and other forms of misconduct , the University of Calabar has compulsorily retired two members of staff found engaging in various forms of corruption.

While Mrs Helen Obeten was retired from service for involving in acts of financial misconduct and employment racketeering, Mrs Felix Aya of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management was retired for gross insubordination, abandonment of duty and disrespect for constituted authorities.

This was conveyed in a letter signed by the Registrar of the institution and dated January 23, 2020.

The letter says their retirement was sequel to a report from the University of Calabar Governing Council Disciplinary Committee report which found them culpable of the offences.

The letter says Helen Obeten, collected monies from some persons with the intention of facilitating and securing employment in the institution.

The action ,contravened section 5.7.3(iv) of the University of Calabar Conditions of Service 2014, which borders on corruption, dishonesty and sabotage against the University, according to the letter.

After due consideration of the report, Council approved the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee and retired her from service in line with section 5.9.3(ii) of the University of Calabar Conditions of Service, 2014.

On the other hand, Mrs. Felix Aya was alleged to have collected salaries from both the University and Cross River State Government simultaneously within the period under investigation, which contravened laws of the institution and violates the Civil Service Rule.

Council also directed her to refund the money received as salary from the University of Calabar during the period she served as Commissioner II in the Local Government Service Commission, Cross River State.

The retirements take effect from December 13, 2019.

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