Photo: Prof. Asomwan Adagbonyin, AAU VC.
Ambrose Alli varsity sacks 13 lecturers for sexual harassment, age falsification
The Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state, has dismissal 13 lecturers for sexual harassment, age falsification, assault, extortion, among other misdemeanors.
The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Asomwan Adagbonyin, announced this while presenting the report of the university’s disciplinary committee report to members of the Special Intervention Team (SIT).
He explained that the sacking of the erring lecturers followed the recommendations of the institution’s disciplinary committee which found them guilty of the offences.
Adagbonyin said, “The disciplinary committee had given the affected staff fair hearing and recommended that the criminal aspect of the disengaged staff should be reported to security operatives.
“A lecturer who was the head of nursing science was recommended for sacking after he was reportedly found guilty of extorting students of N32,000 and N52,000.”
The VC further disclosed that an associate professor and a lecturer were dismissed for collecting unapproved levy from students, while another lecturer who was indicted for sexual harassment was also dismissed.
“The lecturer claimed to only make advances, but went to the said girl’s church to plead for forgiveness. The victim has been protected and reassigned to another lecturer,” he added
Adagbonyin added that the affected staff are from the Faculty of Basic Medical Science, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing Department, Engineering Department, Faculty of Law, and Political Science, as well as the former Director of the University’s Farm.
“Out of the 209 disciplinary cases received, the institution’s disciplinary committee had concluded 132 of the cases, representing 63 percent while 77 cases representing 37 percent are pending.”