Authorities of the Delta State University, Abraka, have sacked eight lecturers for alleged plagiarism and other offences.
Thirty-six others were also shown the way out of the university for other offences.
The sacking of the lecturers, the university authorities said, was aimed at instilling discipline among the academic and non-academic staff of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Victor Peretemode, who confirmed the sacking of the lecturers, said, “Some of the lecturers were dismissed. Others had their appointments terminated for negligence in the handling of results.
“Some were denied promotion for two years while others stagnated for five years. A large number of others were warned and subsequently dismissed for plagiarism. Out of the 40 staff disciplined, 30 of them were lecturers while the remaining were non-academic staff of the university.”
He said lecturers and supervisors of final year students, who were in the habit of extorting money from students under the guise of running experimental analysis for them, had been warned to desist from such unethical practice or face sanctions.