- Two professors met their waterloo for allegedly engaging in unwelcome sexual advances with students
- This is as the Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na-Allah dismissed the professors who are 'guilty as charged'
- The VC further noted that the university is currently investigating the activities of lecturers who are fond of abusing female students
The Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na-Allah, says the institution has gone tough on lecturers that engage in unlawful, unwelcome sexual advances towards students, as two professors had been dismissed for the offence.
Daily Nigerian reports that the VC on Monday, June 6, disclosed in New York that the university had introduced a policy on sex abuse on campus, which had been published.
Na-Allah, who was on a two–day visit to the U.S., to meet with the University of Abuja Alumni Association, USA chapter, to solicit support for the institution, said, female students needed to be protected.
According to him, the institution is committed to high moral standards and will not tolerate any act of misconduct perpetrated by its staff against students, Vanguard added.
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The vice-chancellor said:
“I have dismissed two professors since I became the vice-chancellor. It tells you how we are serious about the issue of sexual harassment.
“We are collaborating with some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), to make sure that it is not only us that are addressing this issue, but we have a strong partnership.
“We cannot allow the lives of our students to be destroyed, because most of the abuses destroy the lives of their victims.’’
Na-Allah talks about the plans of the institution going forward
The VC said that the university was working round the clock to make sure the institution become number one in Nigeria, adding that the best way is to improve on academics of the student.
“We are trying to provide all the facilities that the students need, for instance, the smart classrooms, internet facilities on campus and other areas.’’
Ambrose Alli University sacks 4 lecturers over gross misconduct
The institution approved the dismissal of the lecturers over alleged misconduct at the emergency meeting of the Special Intervention Team (SIT), held on Wednesday, December 1, where the report of the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee (SSDC) on the allegations against them was considered.
They were dismissed from the service of the University for alleged illegal collections of unauthorised fees, alterations of students results and other gross misconducts.
Fed Poly Bauchi sacks two lecturers for alleged female harassment, dismisses 30 students over forgery
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the governing council of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi approved the dismissal of two lecturers, Abubakar Baba and Adebusoye Sunday, accused of allegedly harassing their students.
The rector, Sunusi Gumau, stated this while briefing newsmen at the end of the 98th meeting of the council, on Sunday, October 24, in Bauchi.
Gumau said that the decision was reached after a thorough investigation of the matter, saying that Baba was a lecturer at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, while Sunday was a lecturer at the Department of General Studies.