Ibadan polytechnic sacks lecturer over sexual misconduct

Ibadan Polytechnic

A lecturer Kelani Omotosho in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, The Polytechnic, Ibadan (TPI), has been sacked, the management announced on Saturday.

Mr Omotosho, according to a statement signed by the institution’s registrar Modupe Fawale, was sacked for alleged sexual misconduct with a former student.

The management said the lecturer’s appointment was terminated for allegedly embarrassing and tarnishing the image of the institution.

The termination letter dated September 15 and signed by the registrar read: “You will recall that you were engaged in an inappropriate behaviour and poorly managed relationship with your former student.

“This act embarrassed and tarnished the image of your employer, The Polytechnic Ibadan.

“You will also recall your responses and appearance before the Investigative Panel and Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee that looked into the above matter.

“After a careful consideration of the above issue, the Governing Council found you guilty as your actions and activities amount to misconduct.

“The Governing Council therefore approved the immediate termination of your appointment with effect from Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.

“You are to hand over all property of the institution in your possession to your head of department.”