February 27, 2021

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Kaduna State University dismissed lecturer for sexual harassment

Kaduna State University has dismissed one lecturer of the Geography Department identified as Dr Idowu Abbas for reasons of sexual harassment.

His dismissal was announced by the academic Vice -Chancellor Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa in a statement on Friday, following his dismissal was also the announcement of 12 other lecturer being promoted.

According to Ashafa, the university’s Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), investigated the alleged sexual harassment against the lecturer and the report of the investigating committee was presented at the 217th Management Meeting of the institution on Jan. 12.

He said that the management dismissed Abbas from the service of the university and directed that all students under his supervision be reassigned to a decent lecturer in the department.

“According to the report, Abbas confessed in his testimony to have touched and hugged a female student he was supervising her project from behind against her will, when she went to his office to discuss her project.

His testimonies also revealed other nasty and randy misbehaviour he exhibited to the student.

This gross misconduct violated Section 8.7 Paragraph (f) of the Administrative and Academic Regulations in Kaduna State University.

The regulations state that ‘victimization/harassment of student through examination mark is punishable by dismissal and/or termination of appointment,” he said

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