#SexForGrade: Emulate ABU, Agency Hails University of Dismissal of Lecturer

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The Federal Competition & Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) says schools should emulate Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in the fight against sexual harassment in tertiary institutions.

In a statement signed by Babatunde Irukera, the Chief Executive Officer of FCPPC, shared via its official Twitter handle, on Sunday, the Commission said that the action of the school resulted from investigations which showed that the affected members of staff were culpable of offences against the rules of the university.

Part of the statement read, “The Commission notes that this strong disciplinary action followed investigations that established unsolicited and unwelcome sexual advances and behaviours towards members of the school community, illegal allocation of, and alteration of grades, including extortion of students.

“These types of conduct materially affect the entire community, diminish scholarship and negatively skew academic outcomes in a manner that violates the rights of the targets of the behaviour and victimises others who are invariably indirect victims.

“The inappropriate behaviour undermines the quality and validity of education and questions the credibility of educational outcomes.”

According to PREMIUM TIMES, the university’s governing council approved the disciplinary actions on the 15 erring lecturers.

 

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