The Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, Prof Nlerum Okogbule, has warned
that any staff of the institution found engaging in sharp practices stands the risk of outright dismissal.
Okogbule handed down the warning while declaring open a capacity building workshop for senior non-academic staff held at the university Senate chamber in Port Harcourt.
While noting that the primary functions of the university include teaching and research, he said the non-academic staff in any citadel of learning play very important roles, even as he urged them to treat subordinates as fellow humans.
Okogbule says the university has zero tolerance for corruption, saying, If they say because are in a particular position and they start collecting N5,000, N10,000 as the case may be from students, when they lose their job between one to five years, they will know what it means.
He urged administrative staff to show capacity and improve themselves, pointing out that it underscores the importance of the workshop.
Okogbule further says the university operates an effective punishment and reward system, saying “Those that are working very hard, at the appropriate time they are appraised and promoted.