THE Lagos State University, Ojo, has removed the Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Tajudeen Olumoko, over alleged certificate sales.
According to media reports, his removal was in connection with a news report published by an online news platform, Sahara Reporters.
The story revealed that a certificate racketeering syndicate had genuine Lagos State University certificates that anyone interested could purchase for between N2m and N3m, depending on the technicality of the course involved.
Meanwhile, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science, Dr Abiodun Fatai-Abatan, has been appointed as acting DSA.
A source in the university who pleaded anonymity said: “Yes, it is true, Olumoko has been removed and Abatan has taken over as DSA. This happened yesterday, (Tuesday).”
However, the Coordinator of the Centre for Information and Public Relations, LASU, Oluwayemisi Thomas-Onashile, when asked for the school’s reaction to the removal of Prof Olumoko, said: “I can’t say if he has been removed or not. I am not yet in the office. So, I don’t know anything yet.”
Also, it was reported that the Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday, said it would invite the Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Mr Tolani Akibu, the Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, the Senate of the tertiary institution and other top staff over allegations of extortion and certificate racketeering levelled against the school recently.