The University of Abuja has dismissed two of its professors over alleged inappropriate relationships with some female students of the institution.

A statement yesterday by the institution’s spokesman, Habib Yakoob, identified the affected professors as Prof. Adeniji Adedayo Abiodun of the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Prof. Agaptus Buzo-Chibuzo Orji of the Department of Science and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education.

The statement also said two other lecturers, one of whom is a Ph.D holder, were demoted over the said alleged offence.

The demoted lecturers are Dr Robert Dajal, Department of Science and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education, who was demoted from Associate Professor to Senior Lecturer, and Mr. Gana Emmanuel Sunday Defian, Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, demoted by two ranks from Lecturer 1 to Assistant Lecturer “for their complicity in various acts of misconduct inimical to the good image of the University.”

Yakoob said the decisions were reached by the Council of the institution at its 85th Regular Meeting held on December 11 and 12, 2019, where it considered reports and recommendations from its Disciplinary Committee and approved the termination of appointment of two Professors for various acts of misconduct.

He said Abiodun was dismissed for inappropriate relationship with a female student which is a misconduct of ‘scandalous and disgraceful nature’ as provided in Section 16, subsection 3(c) of the University of Abuja Conditions of Service for Senior Staff (1999).

Daily Trust quotes the institution’s spokesman as saying that Orji was dismissed for ‘falsification of academic records’, ‘aiding and abetting of examination malpractice’, and also for ‘corruption and dishonesty.’

Culled from Daily Trust.