By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna
The Kaduna State University (KASU) has terminated the appointment of Dr Idowu Abbas of the Geography Department, over alleged sexual harassment.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa, who announced this in a statement in Kaduna, said the university also promoted 12 lecturers to the rank of Professor and eight others to the rank of Associate Professor.
Ashafa said the university’s Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) investigated the alleged sexual harassment against the lecturer with the report presented at the 217th Management Meeting of the institution he chaired on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Tanko, on Jan. 12.
He said the management dismissed Abbas from the service of the university and directed that all students under his supervision be reassigned to a decent lecturer in the department.
“According to the report, Abbas confessed in his testimony to have touched and hugged a female student he was supervising her project from behind against her will when she went to his office to discuss her project.
“His testimonies also revealed other nasty and randy misbehaviour he exhibited to the student.
“This gross misconduct violated Section 8.7 Paragraph (f) of the Administrative and Academic Regulations in Kaduna State University.