6 lecturers of Delta State University, Abraka, have reportedly been sacked over various offences, majorly on sexual harassment of female students. Their sack came up after a disciplinary committee was set up to investigate the allegations leveled against them.
The University Governing Council at 97th regular meeting held at the weekend, recommended their dismissal having found them culpable of several offenses including sexual harassment of female students.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO), of DELSU, Mr. Eddy Agbure, confirmed the development in a statement, noting that while six were dismissed, four others were demoted and received various queries for gross misconducts. The statement added that investigation revealed that the sacked lecturers were also involved in financial extortion for marks, leaking of examination questions and other corrupt offenses.
One can say that the recent Bill on Sexual Harassment sponsored by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Senator representing Delta Central and was highly supported by members of the Senate and just passed into law in Nigeria as starting having effects on the society. Charity they say it begins at home, this seem to be truism as the Bill guided the Delta State University Governing Council, Abraka in dismissing culprits from the institution and awaiting the said law to be place on them (Lecturers).
The Bill makes it clear that any Lecturers caught in sexual harassment will be jailed for 5 years in prison and pay damages to the victim. And any high institution who fail to expose Lecturers who have been find wanting on the said law, such institution VC will face 2 years in prison.
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