Sexual Harassment: UNICAL Management Finally Shaken, Makes Serious Move

Sexual Harassment: UNICAL Management Finally Shaken, Makes Serious Move

  • The management of the University of Calabar has begun probing the sexual harassment allegation levelled against the dean of the Faculty of Law, Prof Cyril Ndifon
  • Professor Ndifon was accused of sexual harassment and assault by some students who staged protests against him on Monday
  • But the professor denied the allegation, adding that the protesting students were being sponsored by individuals who have issues with him in the faculty

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Calabar, Cross River - The University of Calabar (UNICAL) management has launched an investigation into the allegation of sexual harassment put forward against Prof Cyril Ndifon, the dean of the Faculty of Law, by the institution's students.

On Monday, August 14, in a viral video on social media, students of the faculty accused the professor of sexual assault and harassment, The Punch reported.

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University of Calabar begins probe of sexual harassment against Prof Ndifon Photo Credit: University of Calabar
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The students stormed the office of the university's vice-chancellor, Prof Florence Obi, with different placards bearing inscriptions. Some read:

“We are tired of buying law journals.”

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“Law girls are not your bonanza; Prof. Ndifon should stop grabbing us and others.”
“Ndifon must go for our sanity.”
“We are tired of lecturers not attending classes.”

Accused UNICAL professor breaks silence

CrossRiverWatch, an online medium, quoted Professor Ndifon denying the allegation, saying that the faculty members holding grudges against him sponsored the protest.

The professor was partly quoted saying:

“For Christ’s sake, I don’t teach Year 2 B or Year one students, so I don’t know why they have chosen to drag my name into the mud. This was why I said earlier that the allegations were lies, cooked from the pit of hell, just to destroy a reputation that I had spent decades building.”

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