UNICAL VC warns staff against extorting new students

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, has warned staff against collecting unauthorised charges and fees from new students.

Obi gave the warning in a statement issued by the university’s Registrar, Mr Gabriel Egbe, on Wednesday in Calabar, NAN reports.

He urged members of staff to properly guide students rather than extorting them.

“The attention of the university’s management has been drawn to reports alleging that members of staff are extorting money from new students.

“Management has cautioned against this unwholesome and unethical practice. It is wrong and condemnable,” he said.

He further warned that the university management would deal decisively with any member of staff found soliciting or collecting illegal charges from new students.

“Management shall closely monitor the activities of staff, and erring staff shall be adequately sanctioned,” he added.