Eight lecturers of the Akwa Ibom State University have been fired over sexual harassment.
Eno Ibanga, the vice chancellor of the university, told journalists on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 that they were sacked to prove a point that such immoral acts would no more be tolerated in the varsity.
“The appointment of 8 lecturers have been terminated by the university bordering on sexual harassment and extortion,” Professor Ibanga said.
“As we speak, a notorious one is on ground and the person will not go free.
“Some of the cases are still in court. I swore to run an institution that can stand the test of time. We are doing the best to bring sanity to the institution.”
This decision makes the Akwa Ibom State University the first institution to take sweeping action against sexual harassment since the BBC’s sex-for-grades video was published.