By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”The new Acting Vice Chancellor of Evan Enwerem University, Owerri, EEUO, Professor Ezechukwunyere Nwebo, has warned that sale of handouts and books by lecturers to students has been banned.
Nwebo, who is barely two weeks in office, read the riot act while addressing newsmen in Owerri. He also said that his major assignment was to restore the institutionâ€™s battered image.
â€œ Sale of handouts and textbooks directly to students is now outlawed. Any lecturer found to be engaged in the act will be punished,â€ Nwebo said.
He also disclosed that other areas that would ultimately attract his direct attention include admission racketeering, delay in processing ofÂ examination results, poor attitude to teaching, as well as restoration of discipline amongst staff and students.
The Acting Vice Chancellor also said that in a bid to reduce fraud in the University, all payments will henceforth be made to designated bank accounts, even as he promised to check indecent dressing, cultism and other social vices prevalent in the school.
Nwebo announced a two week break for the students, stressing that the short vacation would enable the students prepare for the new academic year. He said EEUO is a fee paying institution, pointing out that the fees charged were nothing compared with what other state owned universities charge.
â€œAny student that fails to pay the fees will not be allowed to write the examinations,â€ Nwebo said.