A lecturer at the Kaduna State University, Idowu Abass, has landed in trouble after touching and hugging a female student in a compromised way.
Authorities of the institution said he confessed to hugging the lady from behind in his office, an action that has led to his sacking.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Prof. Abdullahi Ashafa in a statement, said Dr. Idowu Abbas was of the Department of Geography of the institution.
According to him, the university’s Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), investigated the alleged sexual harassment against the lecturer before relieving him of his job.
“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.
“The regulations state that ‘victimization/harassment of student through examination mark is punishable by dismissal and/or termination of appointment,” the DVC added.
There is, however, what many will consider positive news too from the citadel as it has promoted 12 lecturers to the rank of professorship.
These are Dr. Helen Andow, Professor of Entrepreneurship Management; Dr Upah Butari, Professor of English Language; and Dr Suleiman Suleiman, Professor of Arabic Grammar.
Others promoted are Dr Muhammad Bello, Professor of Accounting and Finance; Dr Sadiq Abdu, Professor of Solid State and Computational Physics; and Dr Dickson Dyaji, Professor of Religious Studies; Dr Audee Giwa, Professor of Comparative Literature; Dr Usman Yusuf, Professor of Economics; Dr Zainab Dabo, Professor of Finance and Management; and Dr Benjamin Gugon, Professor of Accounting.
Others include Dr Zakari Ladan, Professor of Organic Chemistry; and Dr Muhammad Sani Abubakar, Professor of Molecular Physics and Renewable Energy.
Dr Monday Audu, Dr Saidu Abdulkadir, Dr Daniel Hyuk, Dr Solomon Aboh, Dr Maryam Abdu, Dr Lubabatu Kwanbo, Dr Salisu Salisu and Dr Peter Anthony were promoted to the rank of associate professors.