15 staff of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria have been sacked while the rank of a lecturer reduced over sexual harassment, corruption and negligence of duty.
A list obtained by Daily Trust containing the names and personnel number of the affected staff showed that they were from different faculties and departments in the institution.
Daily Trust reported that a lecturer from the Department of Plant Science was sacked over sexual harassment of a female staff, while three lecturers from the Sociology Department were sacked over alteration of result, extortion of students and illegal allocation of grades.
Two staff from Bursary Unit were sacked over diversion of money and fraudulent reinstatement of staff on payroll. A lecturer in Political Science Department was demoted over loss of students’ scripts, the offence that the university defined as “negligence of duty”.
The Director of ABU’s Public Affairs, Sama’ila Shehu, confirmed the authenticity of the list saying the “action is a testimony to the fact that ABU doesn’t hesitate in taking disciplinary action against any erring staff or student.”
According to the document, the dismissal of the erring staff was approved by the university’s Governing Council during two of its separate meetings.