The Kaduna State University, KASU, has sacked the appointment of Dr. Idowu Abbas of the Geography Department, over allegations of sexual harassment in his department.
Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the school, announced this in a statement in Kaduna on Friday.
According to the source, the university’s Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, headed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), investigated the alleged sexual harassment against the lecturer. The report of the investigating committee was presented at the 217th Management Meeting of the institution on January 12.
He said that the management dismissed Abbas from the service of the university and directed that all students under his supervision be reassigned to other lecturer in the department.
“According to the report, Abbas confessed in his testimony to have touched and hugged a female student he was supervising her project from behind against her will when she went to his office to discuss her project.
Series of investigations carried out by the college also revealed other nasty and randy misbehaviour he exhibited to the student.
However, this gross misconduct is contrary to the Section 8.7 Paragraph (f) of the Administrative and Academic Regulations in Kaduna State University.
The regulations state that ‘victimisation/harassment of students through examination mark is punishable by dismissal and termination of appointment,” he said.
The deputy Vice-Chancellor described Abbas’ earlier resignation as “null and void,” as gathered from the SaharaReporters.