So far, two lecturers have been dismissed from the University of Abuja for sexual harassment.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, UniAbuja, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na-Allah, two professors of the institution have been kicked out because of the zero-tolerance for sexual harassment.
The VC who disclosed this to the agency reports on Monday, June 6, in New York, said that the university had introduced a policy on sex abuse on campus, which had been published.
Mr Na-Allah, who was on a two–day visit to the U.S., to meet with the University of Abuja Alumni Association, USA chapter, to solicit support for the institution, said, ”female students needed to be protected.”
He said the institution is committed to high moral standards and will not tolerate any act of misconduct perpetrated by its staff against students.
“We are collaborating with some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), to make sure that it is not only us that are addressing this issue, but we have a strong partnership.
“We cannot allow the lives of our students to be destroyed because most of the abuses destroy the lives of their victims. It was sad to see some lecturers, who are supposed to be protecting the female students, becoming one of their problems.” He added.