University of Abuja sacks two lecturers over acts of sexual misconduct

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By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

The University of Abuja has sacked two of its professors over what it describes as ‘‘inappropriate” relationships with some female students of the school.

The University also demoted two other lecturers one of whom is a PH.D holder, over the same offence.

A Statement signed by the Head, Information and University Relations, Dr Habib Yaqoob, gave the names of the two sacked Professors as Prof. Adeniji Adedayo Abiodun of the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Prof. Agaptus Buzo-Chibuzo Orji of the Department of Science and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education.

The University also approved the demotion of Dr. Robert Dajal of the Department of Science and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education by a rank, from Associate Professor to Senior Lecturer, and Mr. Gana Emmanuel Sunday Defian of the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture by two ranks from Lecturer 1 to Assistant Lecturer. The demotion was for their complicity in various acts of misconduct inimical to the good image of the university as revealed in the statement.

The statement explained that the University Council at its 85th regular meeting held on Wednesday, 11th and Thursday, 12th December, 2019, considered reports and recommendations from its Disciplinary Committee and after due diligence, approved the termination of appointment of two Professors for various acts of misconduct.

Emmanuel Ukoh