Akwa Ibom University sacks eight lecturers over sexual harassment

The Vice Chancellor of Akwa Ibom State University, Professor Eno Ibanga said the management of the school has terminated the appointment of eight lecturers for sexual harassment. He said this, at a press conference held at Ikot Akpaden in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area on Tuesday.

Mr Ibanga said the lecturers were sacked for sexually harassing some female students and for extortion between 2015/2016 academic year and 2018/2019 session.

“The appointment of eight lecturers has been terminated by the university bordering on sexual harassment and extortion.

“As we speak, a notorious one is on ground and the person will not go scout free.

“Some of the cases are still in court. I swore to run an institution that can stand the test of time. We are doing the best to bring sanity to the institution,” Mr Ibanga said.

He said the university is doing its best to instil sanity among lecturers and students, stressing that such case were thoroughly investigated by the management before disciplinary measures are carried out.

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