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Varsity sacks 5 lecturers over alleged sexual harassment

By Anayo Okoli

Umuahia—AT least five lecturers have been sacked by the Abia State University, Uturu, over alleged sexual harassment of female students.

Also, some lecturers resigned on their own, when they were being probed over cases of sexual abuse.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Mkpa Agu Mkpa, who disclosed this to journalists, however, said that the cases of sexual abuse against lecturers, had been fully disposed off, as the university has been sanitized.

Mkpa also said that the students of the university were not involved in the criminal act of kidnapping. According to him, the management of the institution had warned the students not get involved in any criminal act, including kidnapping. The penalty, he said was summary dismissal.

Mkpa said however, that the cases of sexual harassment on the part of the teachers  happened in the past, when lecturers marked students scripts, which are now marked by machines.

The Vice Chancellor, who spoke on the occasion of the best humanitarian university in Africa won by his institution, disclosed that it was partly to stop sexual abuse of female students that the university introduced the multiple choice question pattern in examination, which he said, has helped the students.


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