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UNIZIK suspends, investigates staff for forging degree, NYSC certificates

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UNIZIK suspends, investigates staff for forging degree, NYSC certificates

In a recent development, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, located in Awka, Anambra State, has taken action against one of its staff members, Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor, who stands accused of forging both his degree and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificates.

According to a press release by Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Special Adviser to the Vice Chancellor on Public Relations and Special Duties, Nwafor’s alleged misconduct was brought to light when he made a request to alter his degree result within the university.

As a result of these allegations, Nwafor has been suspended from his position at the university for a period of six months. Further proceedings will be conducted to determine the appropriate final course of action in this case.

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The statement read in part, “The Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof Charles Okechukwu Esimone, has approved the immediate suspension of Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya (Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor) over allegations of presentation of forged and fake degree result to the University.

“In a bid to secure employment in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya, whose real name is Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor abandoned his undergraduate programme and forged the university statement of result and a letter of exclusion from the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC).

“He later went ahead to complete his degree programme.

“The whole scenario emanated when Mr Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya wrote to the university requesting to change his degree result.

“The new result he submitted bears different name, Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor and different class of degree and this resulted in suspicion.

“Upon further investigation, it was discovered that this staff forged his degree result and letter of exclusion from the NYSC based on the obvious disparity between the documents he submitted originally and the new documents he was trying to substitute.

“The class of degree in both results presented varies, the forged statement of result with the name Nwafor Osborne Ogbonnaya bears second class lower division while the original result with the name Nwafor Ogbonnaya Nwesuzor bears third class.

“In following due process, the Vice Chancellor in exercising his powers based on the university rules and regulation approved his immediate suspension from the employment of the University for six months while his case undergoes other processes in the University before final disposal action,” Ojukwu stated.

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