Corruption and Underdevelopment

Varsity dismisses two profs over sex-for-marks saga


University of Abuja has announced that the dismissal of two professors over alleged sexual harassment of female students.

Its vice-chancellor, Prof Abdul-Rasheed Na-Allah, who disclosed this in an interview with Journalists in New York, United States of America disclosed that it had introduced a policy on sex abuse on campus which had been published.

Na-Allah, on the two–day visit, to meet with the University of Abuja Alumni Association, USA chapter, to solicit support for the institution, stated that female students in the university need to be protected against sexual harassment, hence, the policy by the University.

He further said the institution is committed to high moral standards, stressing that it will not tolerate any act of misconduct perpetrated by its staff against students.

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Prof Na-Allah 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 ensure that it is not only UniAbuja that is addressing this issue, but we have a strong partnership.

“We cannot allow the lives of our students to be destroyed, most of the abuses destroy the lives and destinies of their victims.”

The VC noted that the university is currently investigating the activities of lecturers who are abusing female students.

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