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Tension As Kwara College Of Education Screens Staff

Following the discovery of some alleged infractions and maladministration by the former management of Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin, the Governing Council of the institution has ordered that a staff auditing exercise should be carried out.

It was gathered that the exercise commenced on Thursday and it involved both the academic and non academic staff of the college.

The chairman of the Governing Council of the college, Elder Reuben Iye and the Acting provost, Dr Ahmed Ayinla led the screening panel.

According to sources close to the institution, the staff were among other things, asked to produce their first letter of appointment, letter of last promotion and pay slips from year 2020 till date.

Our correspondent also sighted a letter titled ” Maladministration/ infractions/ abuse of office”, dated 8th March, 2022 and addressed to a former chief executive of the institution.

The letter signed by the registrar of the college, Yakubu Mohammed Abdullahi reads in part: ” I have been directed by the Governing Council to inform you that you have been indicted by the report for embezzlement of public fund, gross misappropriation and misappropriation of fund respectively which contravenes all financial regulations.

The registrar listed such infractions to include the unilateral engagement of private hostel developers without recourse to the council that was neither in place nor the supervisory ministry of Tertiary Education; engaging on a farm project without any official document/ expending huge amount of money on the project without any viable result, leakage of official document and purchase of a domestic vehicle without submitting vehicle’s documents to the Works department; among others.

Copies of the letter of ‘indictment’ of the former chief executive were sent to Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, commisssioner for Tertiary Education, Attorney General and commissioner for Justice as well as the council chairman and Ag. provost of the College.

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