UNICAL Dismisses 5, Demotes 10 Lecturers For Academic Fraud

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University of Calabar Gate
University of Calabar Gate

by crossriverwatch admin

The Governing Council of University of Calabar has dismissed five academic staff and demoted 10 others for what it called “academic dishonesty”.

In a statement issued by Dr. Julia Omang, the Registrar and Secretary to Council today, the institution’s Council said the disciplinary measure was in furtherance of the school’s “bid to curb academic dishonesty’’.

The statement said four of the dismissed workers were allegedly involved in plagiarism while one was involved in alleged financial fraud.

The statement added that the 10 demoted lecturers chose to publish their works in fake or cloned journals and proceeded to submit same and obtained promotion in the process.

“The academic staff dismissed for outright plagiarism include Dr. Azubuike Iloeje and Dr. Maurice Bisong of the Department of English and Literary Studies, Mr Oden Ubi (Department of Marketing) and Dr. Paulinus Noah of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies and Dr. Damian Agom who was dismissed for salary overpayment, enriching himself to the tune of N7,268,044. 95 over a period of 11 months.

“The 10 academic staff demoted for publishing in fake or cloned journals include Prof. Udoayang, Dr. Asuquo Akabom, Dr. Sunday Effiong and Dr. C. O. Udoka, all of Accounting Department, Prof. Molinta Enendu, Department of Theater and Media Studies and Dr. E.S.Akpan of Banking and Finance.

“Others include Dr. A.I. Afangideh and Dr. Francis Okpiliya of the Department of Geography and Environment Science and Dr. K.B.C Ashipu of the Department of English and Literary Studies.

Professors Udoayang and Enendu, Dr. Okpiliya, Dr. Afangideh and Dr. Ashipu were demoted to the rank of Senior Lecturer, others were stepped down to Lecturer I’’ the statement added.

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