University in Kaduna fire lecturer over alleged sexual harassment


Kaduna State University, on Friday, announced the termination of the appointment of a lecturer over alleged sexual harassment.

The lecturer fired was Dr. Idowu Abbas of the Department of Geography of the institution.

The DVC said the university’s Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) investigated the alleged sexual harassment against the lecturer before relieving him of his job.

He noted that the report of the disciplinary committee was eventual presented at the 217th Management Meeting of the university.

He said, “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.”

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