Vice-chancellor of the Lead City University, Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Professor Kabir Adeyemo has revealed that the institution had in its workforce expatriates from Europe to complement its array of academics sourced within Nigeria.
Adeyemo, who was guest of the South-west Group of Online Publishers (SWEGOP) in Ibadan on Thursday, said to maintain its standard, the university considered it an obligation to remunerate its staff commensurately with a view to getting the best of service and commitment from them.
Thus, he also revealed that the university had created its independent salary scales, which, according to him, were higher than what obtains in most public universities.
He affirmed that Lead City University was intolerant to mediocrity as students were made to pass through various stages of examinations, asserting that the university was positioned to offer courses which, according to him, would make its products competitive in 21st Century and beyond.
In order to sustain the sanity, the VC stated that the management was tough on acts of indiscipline with what he called clear-cut procedures which had seen some members of staff, caught on the wrong side of law, paid dearly for their misdeeds after comprehensive investigations must have found them guilty.
He said, “For instance, some have been relieved of their positions for offences ranging from absconding from duty, not complying with terms and conditions of employment, betraying trust placed on them by the university and engaging in acts detrimental to the interest of the university, while some were placed on suspension for specific period of time and some given letters of warning.”