The University of Abuja on Monday disclosed that the institution has dismissed two professors over alleged sexual harassment.
The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na-Allah, made this known in an interview with NAN in New York, United States of America.
According to him, the university had introduced a policy on sex abuse on campus, saying the policy had been published.
Na-Allah, who was on a two–day visit to the US, to meet with the University of Abuja Alumni Association, USA chapter, to solicit support for the institution, stated that female students in the university need to be protected
He said the institution is committed to high moral standards, stressing that it will not tolerate any act of misconduct perpetrated by its staff against students.
“I have dismissed two professors since I became the vice-chancellor. It tells you how we are serious about the issue of sexual harassment.
“We are collaborating with some Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, to ensure that it is not only uniAbuja that is addressing this issue, but we have a strong partnership.
“We cannot allow the lives of our students to be destroyed, most of the abuses destroy the lives and destinies of their victims,” he said.
The VC noted that the university is currently investigating the activities of lecturers who are fond of abusing female students. The rate at which sex for money and sex for mark is going in our country these days, one would wonder if their isstill hope left for the educational system in Nigeria.