Nnamdi Azikiwe University has denied reports that the institution’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku said 40% of the staff of the University watch pornography during office hours.
The reports further claimed that the university Vice Chancellor had restricted access yo YouTube to restrict such act.
However, the university administration had denied making such speculations.
According to a statement by the university Director of Information Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, the university described the information as false.
Dr Ojukwu said that during the last senate meeting the general productivity of the staff were discussed.
He added that there was no specific mention of any percentage of those watching these movies was made. And also no such word as ‘pornography’ was mentioned.
The statement reads
“In the course of discussion generally about staff productivity in the last Senate meeting, the VIce Chancellor including other Senators condemned truancy, lateness, watching of ‘inappropriate’ videos including home movies during office hours.
“No specific mention of any percentage of those watching these movies was made. And also no such word as ‘pornography’ was mentioned.
“As a result the Vice Chancellor added that measures were being taken to monitor and make sure that staff do the work for which they get paid.
“It is therefore a complete surprise that some persons are peddling falsehood in the media to achieve a hidden objective.
“While the University appreciates the right of persons to spread information, distorted information could be injurious to society’s wellbeing.
“We therefore implore all our staff, students, alumni, and friends of our great University to please ignore this current machinations of mischief makers whose only aim is to tarnish the hard earned reputation of our University.”