The management of the University of Abuja has announced the dismissal of two professors over alleged sexual harassment of female students.
This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na-Allah during a two-day visit to the United States to meet with the University of Abuja Alumni Association, USA chapter. According to him, the university had introduced a policy on sex abuse on campus, saying the policy had been published.
He stated that female students in the university need to be protected and it will not tolerate any act of misconduct perpetrated by its staff against students.
“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,” he said.
The VC noted that the university is currently investigating the activities of lecturers who are fond of abusing female students.