… says television sets will be removed from offices
Prof.Joseph Eberendu Ahaneku the Vice Chancellor Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Anambra state has said that more than 40% of staff of the university spend government time watching illicit movies in their various offices while the job for which they are employed suffer gross neglect .
The VC stated that as an ICT-compliant person , he was able to monitor the goings-on in all the offices in the university from his own network . He said when he got the report of the trend and equally discovered that some people will sit in the office , only to watch illicit movies and home videos during office hours , he took a decision to curb it by censoring internet services in the university from his office .
Ahaneku who spoke with INDEPENDENT at the university auditorium shortly after the senate meeting on Thursday , disclosed further that staff of the institution demanded for computers to facilitate their jobs , only for him to discover that the computers were not being used for the purpose for which they were demanded instead staff sit and watch movies with the computers during official hours .
This according to the VC was the remote reason he shutdown YOUTUBE from the university’s resource centre . He therefore pointed out that people should be made to be consciencious as well as do what they have been assigned to do and eschew indolence .
The VC also revealed that there have been alot of abuses on facilities that should aid staff in their jobs and as a result , plans are underway to remove television sets in central offices where secretaries and other people sit .
He explained that upon visitation to such offices , rather than find staff watching news programmes to obtain vital information , they are engrossed watching home videos ; thereby implying that some of them do not need the facilities .
” spending government time without doing what one is paid for is an act of corruption ” the VC added ; noting that the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit of the university is working assiduously to curb corrupt practices amongst staff and students while sexual gratification , sorting , intimidation as well as all forms of unconventional behaviours are met with strict disciplinary actions and dismissal , if established .
Raymond Ozoji , Awka
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