In a move to send a very strong message, authorities of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, have terminated the appointments of 15 lecturers over offences ranging from sexual harassment, negligence of duty and corruption.
The offenders from various departments and faculties in the institution were subjected to internal mechanism of the university before their dismissal was officially announced.
An official of the university who craved anonymity confirmed the decision adding that the decision was ratified by the governing council of the institution.
The Institution’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr. Sama’ila Shehu, confirmed the incident but said not all those affected were teaching staff.
According to him, the lecturers affected in the unfortunate I code xe were in the eye of the storm because they interact more with the public through students.
” 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” he said.
It was gathered that a lecturer from the Department of Plant Science was sacked over sexual harassment of female staff, while three lecturers from the Sociology department were sacked over alteration of result, extortion of students and illegal allocation of grades.
Two staff from 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 loss of students’ scripts, the offence that the university defined as “negligence of duty”. Nigeria News
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