The Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State has approved the suspension of the institution’s Chief Librarian, Dr Fredrick Obodoeze.
Obodoeze’s suspension was decided at the plenary session of the council of the polytechnic led by Dr Lasbry Amadi over allegations of incompetence.
A release by the institution signed by its Public Relations Officer, Mr Obini Onuchukwu and made available to DAILY POST in Awka stated that Obodoeze will remain on suspension for a period of three months following his inability to manage the affairs of the institution’s ultra- modern library.
Part of the release read, “Handing down the council’s resolution on the matter, the chairman on behalf of the council warned other erring staff of the institution to seat up and take their responsibilities seriously in order to justify their pay.
“Academic activities on campus especially the library remain a very key aspect of the system needed to build and mould quality students.
“We can no longer tolerate some anomalies in the Polytechnic’s library because that section is a very important arm of the Institution.
“We cannot watch the standard go down when we were appointed to improve standard of education. This disciplinary measure should serve as a deterrent to other academic and non teaching staff who may think that this place is a banana republic. Discipline is our watch word and we will not compromise it.”
Meanwhile, the release also confirmed that the council has appointed Dr Izuchukwu Onu as the new Deputy Rector for the Polytechnic.
Onu takes over from Mr Ejike Nwabuona who recently completed his tenure, just as it was gathered that he is being positioned to take over from Prof Godwin Onu, the Rector of the institution, who bows out of the institution in March, when his eight year tenure comes to an end.