The Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti on Thursday sacked over 600 members of staff over alleged irregular employment, overage and sundry allegations.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Edward Olanipekun, said the decision of the university council followed the adoption of the audit report carried out by a group of external auditors on Thursday.
Olanipekun, who addressed journalists on the resolution of the council meeting in Ado Ekiti, said the sacking would save the institution about N200m monthly.
He said, “The situation was so bad in the university that it was the monthly contributions of members of staff who belong to some cooperative, thrift and credit societies in the university that were partly and on a monthly basis used by the then university administration to pay the salaries of those that were irregularly employed and who interestingly refused to join any of the cooperative, thrifts and credit societies.
“228 members of staff could not produce/show evidence of primary school leaving certificates.
“There were some ghost workers whose names were found on the university payroll without being on the university nominal role.”
He added, “Some members of staff presented falsified birth and educational certificates. Some of the members of staff lacked the required basic educational qualification.
“Some members of staff were illegally retained in the university services after having been due to retire.
“There are other cases of over aged staff. Some others lacked the required basic educational qualification.””