The Management of Ambrose Alli University, AAU, Ekpoma, Edo State has relieved 13 academic and non-academic staff members for offences ranging from misconduct, sexual harassment, corruption, and age manipulation amongst others.
The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Asomwan Adagbonyin, disclosed this while presenting the committee’s report to the Chairman, Andrew Olotu, and members of the AAU Special Intervention Team on Monday in Benin City.
He said the decision was based on the recommendations of the University Staff Disciplinary Committee which found them guilty of the offences.
Adagbonyin stated that among the 13 staff dismissed, four were from the Faculty of Engineering, two from the Department of Nursing Sciences; one from the Department of Law; three from the Faculty of Basic Medical Science; one from the Department of Medical Laboratory Science; one from Department of Political Science and one from the University farms.
He added that the disciplinary committee recommended that “the criminal aspect of the disengage staff members’ offences should be reported to security operatives.”
Adagbonyin said a lecturer was recommended to be sacked after he was found guilty of extortion, and another lecturer who was indicted for sexual harassment was also dismissed.
He said, “The lecturer had claimed to only make advances, but he went to the girl’s church to plead for forgiveness. The victim has been protected and reassigned to another lecturer.
“Out of the 209 disciplinary cases received, the USDC has concluded 132 of the cases.
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