The University of Abuja has announced the dismissal of two professors and the demotion of two others, over misconduct.
A statement by the university’s Head of Information and Public Relations, Dr Habib Yakoob, said that the institution took the decision after due diligence and after considering reports and recommendations from the Disciplinary Committee.
Those dismissed included Prof. Adeniji Abiodun of the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, and Prof. Agaptus Orji of the Department of Science and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education.
The demoted lecturers included Dr Robert Dajal of the Department of Science and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education, and Mr Gana Sunday of the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture.
According to the statement, the disciplinary actions against the lecturers were taken at the university council’s 85th Regular Meeting held on 11th and 12th December, 2019, where recommendations by the disciplinary committee were considered.
It restated the institution’s commitment to high moral standards and determination to take appropriate disciplinary measures against any act of misconduct perpetrated by its staff or students, in the interest of justice and educational development.