The appointment of 18 senior staff of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), including two professors, has been terminated by the Governing Council of the school.
The former bursar of the institution, Mrs May Nwoye, was also asked to proceed on compulsory retirement by the Council. Nwoye was said to have abandoned his duty post after she left the office of bursar.
Meanwhile, the university has been ranked as the most sought after institution in the country with a total number of 102,900 applicants in 2013, while universities of Ilorin, Lagos, Nnamdi Azikiwe and University of Nigeria Nsukka came second, third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Those were contained in a statement by the UNIBEN Registrar, Mrs G.O.Ogboghodo when she announced the sack of the eighteen senior staff of the university.