Sex-for-marks: ABU Sacks 16 Lecturers Over Sexual Harassment

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Authorities of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Kaduna State have fired 15 lecturers over offences involving sexual harassment, negligence of duty and corruption in the institution.

It was gathered that the lecturers were from different departments and faculties in the institution.

A source, who prefers anonymity, said: “It is true that the Ahmadu Bello University management sacked some lecturers.”

He told our correspondent that the sacking of the lectures was duly approved by the Governing Council of the institution.

When contacted the Director of ABU’s Public Affairs, Dr Sama’ila Shehu, confirmed the incident but noted that not all those sacked had their ranks reduced were lecturers.

He said: “Not all of them are lecturers but they are ABU staff. They cut across. The total of those affected is 16.

According to him: ” But some of the offences range from mishandling of records, scripts, sexual harassment and assault.
There are categories of offences and penalties. Some are termination of appointments, dismissal and demotion.”

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According to a document, the dismissal of the erring staff was approved by the university’s Governing Council during its two separate meetings.

Our correspondent reports that a lecturer from the Department of Plant Science was sacked over sexual harassment of a female staff while three lecturers from the Sociology department were sacked over the alteration of results, extortion of students and illegal allocation of grades.

Two staff from the Bursary unit were sacked over diversion of money and fraudulent reinstatement of staff on payroll. Similarly, a lecturer in the Political Science department was demoted over the loss of students’ scripts, the offence that the university defined as “negligence of duty”.

It was also discovered that the job of many lecturers is on the line, as an investigation into their involvement in sexual harassment and other offences is still ongoing.

Source: The Nation

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Updated: September 27, 2019 — 12:06 pm

21 Comments

  1. I am happy that it is been looked into because the corruption and sex before marks has been rampart in University’s

  2. That is good for them and it will serve as a lesson to others

  3. They really deserved this, sexual harrasement is now a course in our country. God will help us ooo.

  4. This is good news ,they deserves to be sacked ,that is how they will be tormenting innocent ones all in the name of been a lecturer ,some will even harass ladies of failing them in their course if they fail to comply ,sexual harassment should not be seen in school lecturers they are to show good example all thanks to the school authority

  5. That is good for them because of marks their taking the advantages the students and any students that are not involved in such habits they will fail her which is totally wrong .

  6. That is a train in Nigerian educational sector,I only pity young girls who are forcely rape by their teachers

  7. That’s is a very good job by the Governing council of ABU. At least this would serve as a deterrent to others.

  8. This will serve as a deterrent to those who are in this path of disgusting, corrupt and inhuman activities

  9. That is very good, almost every higher institutions in Nigeria have such people, very wicked

  10. This should serves as a lesson to other lecturers that molest female students just for marks

  11. Am so glad and happy to read the news i think this will put alot of sense in others into This act

  12. Very good 👍 this should sound as a warning to the rest of them they are still very much out there

  13. it is so disheartening that those who are supposed to be good role models have turned themselves to Randy old fools and sexual predators.

  14. God will bless the school authorities for putting those corrupt lecturers in their place.

  15. I wish this will occur in university of uyo one day and reveal those behind the mask

  16. Serves them right, if other institutions can emulate this, it ll really promote morality among students and lecturers in our public universities

  17. Abusite this is why the standard of our education is still sound we don’t take non-sence proudly an abusite naturaly ahead

  18. That is the best thing I commend the sanate for taking this bold step and I hope other Universities will emulate them and get rid of bad lecturers.

  19. sexual harrassment is a thing we should not condone at all in our higher institutions, perpetrators should severly punished

  20. Shocked news is what I have been hearing this day,…………..

  21. the should be sack ,instead of them to blackmail that school in a bad act

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