LASPOTECH debunks claim of fraudulent examinations

THE Management of the Lagos State Polytechnic has debunked the claims by one its staff that the just-concluded first semester 2018/2019 examinations conducted by the institution were fraudulent.

The Deputy Registrar for information & public relations of the institution, Olanrewaju K Kuye, who denied the allegations on Monday, added that the examinations went through the process of best global practices from the internal and external moderation of questions to the conduct of same examinations.

According to him, adequate security and medical services, power supply and all other essential needs were put in place to ensure the smooth conduct of the examinations despite the non – academic staff unions’ several attempts at disrupting the academic exercise.

“It should be on record that Mr Salami Gbenga who granted the interview, casting aspersion on the conduct of the examinations was never a member of the Non-Academic staff union not to talk of being the spoke person of the said union as he claimed.

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“Rather he was the former vice chairman of the Academic Staff Union of the Polytechnic but of which he was removed from office alongside other executive members of the union for gross misconduct against the members of the union.

“It should also be noted that Mr Salami participated fully in the invigilation of the exercise, graded the student’s scripts and had since submitted his results. There was no time he reported any wrongdoing throughout the examination,” Kuye stated.

In conclusion, he stated that: “it would be recalled that the non-academic staff unions addressed a press conference to disrupt the first semester 2018/2019 examinations, and made real their threat by cutting off water supplies, medical services and power supplies, including the generating set.

“But the Management of the institution thwarted their plans with the support of the security agencies to ensure the smooth conduct of the examinations that started on Monday, 4th March 2019 and lasted for three weeks hitch free.”

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