Professor Abdul-Hamed Agbeje Ujo, of the department of political science and International relations at the University of Abuja, in Gwagwalada area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has stressed the need for lecturers and students to always imbibe ethical behaviour in the learning environment.
Also, he called for the establishment of quality control offices where the activities of both the lecturers and students will be effectively monitored and checkmated.
Ujo, who made this point while presenting a paper, entitled “Ethical Principles in University Teaching” during a one-day seminar organized by the faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Abuja, recently.
He urged lecturers to shun corruption in the course of discharging their duties, so as to pave way for sanity in the teaching profession.
He requested the lecturers to ensure they deliver lectures as at when due, in order to enhance learning at the university community.
Ujo, who is also the chairman of International Institute for the study of election and election management, however, appealed to the government to focus on the provision of infrastructural facilities at the universities for the benefit of the students.
Speaking earlier, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Michael Adiukwu, who was represented by the deputy vice chancellor, prof. Gidado Tahir, said the authority of the university would do everything possible to see that students and lecturers obey the laid down rules and regulations guiding the university.
Similarly, Dean, Social Sciences at the university, Prof. Rhoda Mundi, explained that the seminar was organized to enlighten the entire university community on relevant ethical principles in the teaching profession.
Mundi therefore, assured that the faculty will continue to organize such seminar, to enable the lecturers and students to know some of the things they are supposed to do.