Sex scandal rocks UNIZIK as lecturers suspended
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, is reportedly embroiled in some sexual scandals as some lecturers of the institution have been suspended from positions of responsibility.
The University management disclosed this in a press statement issued on Friday by Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Special Adviser on Public Relations and Special Duties, on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Charles Esimone.
Ojukwu, who failed to mention the names of the indicted officials in the statement, debunked reports of protest at the institution.
He said: “It is important to state that there was no protest of any sort in the university.
“However, there is an ongoing investigation concerning alleged sexual harassment by some lecturers.
“The Vice Chancellor immediately removed the affected lecturers from their official positions and issued those affected strong warning letters in the affected departments.”
Ojukwu noted that there is an ongoing investigation into some allegations of sexual harassment by some randy lecturers.
He said further: “Unfortunately, the students who alleged sexual harassment were not forthcoming to testify before the investigation panel.
“However, the Vice Chancellor additionally summoned the affected departments to a meeting where he expressed the university’s displeasure and warned lecturers and staff to desist from all actions that will bring the name of the university to disrepute.
“He warned that the university management would severely punish erring staff especially those who are molesting or sexually harassing our students.”
Ojukwu stated further that the Vice Chancellor had made a dedicated telephone number available for students to come forward with all forms of sexual harassment by lectures.
He assured students that the university will rise and protect them and treat all allegations of sexual harassment with confidentially and seriousness.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, also called UNIZIK or NAU for short is a federal university in Nigeria consisting of two campuses in Anambra State, with main campus in Awka, the capital of Anambra State and other campus in Nnewi.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has two other campuses in Agulu, Aniocha local government area, and Ifite-Ogwuari, Ayamelum local government area, in Anambra State.
The University operates in the three Senatorial Districts in Anambra State with Awka campus in Anambra Central Senatorial District, Nnewi in Anambra North Senatorial District and Ifite-Ogwuari in Anambra North Senatorial District, respectively. Read more.