The National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, has fired five senior lecturers and seven other workers at the Auchi Polytechnic.
Fifteen other lecturers and one instructor were also demoted.
The dismissal and termination of appointments are in connection with s*xual harassment and extortion of female students in the school.
This was made known by the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, Dr. Masa’udu Adamu-Kazaure, at a news conference in Kaduna State on Thursday.
He said: “The summary of the publication indicated that students hire prostitutes or beg their girlfriends to sleep with lecturers on their behalf in order to earn higher grades in their courses.
“The lecturer chooses a hotel of his choice and the affected students pay the hotel bills, which include the meals before the action.
“Some of the lecturers give the option of paying by cash, which cost between N10, 000 and N20, 000, which could give the student not more than a ‘C’ grade.
“We promptly informed the Minister of Education, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and Department of Security Services (DSS).
“The board constituted a fact-finding committee with representation from EFCC, ICPC, DSS, NBTE and the Federal Ministry of Education and gave it one week within which to getting to the root of the matter.
“The committee is also to proffer lasting solutions to the problem,” the Executive Secretary said, adding that two others were advised, another two cautioned, while one lecturer would be mentored.