ASUU must show neutrality in sex-for-marks scandals — AAU VC
The Vice Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, Prof. Ignatius Onimawo, yesterday, called on the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to desist from backing lecturers under probe in cases of alleged sexual harassment of female students.
He said such move was capable of thwarting tertiary institutions’ effort at sanitising the system and instilling discipline among lecturers and students.
Onimawo disclosed this while briefing journalists on activities to mark his third year in office, as Vice Chancellor of the institution.
He debunked reports that he was running from the police over a petition written by the Chairman of the institution’s chapter of ASUU, Prof. Monday Igbafen.
Meanwhile, Prof. Igbafen, who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, was suspended in February over alleged sexual harassment.
The VC said there was no iota of truth in the allegation that he refused to honour police invitation, adding that the university would not relent in sanitising the system, particularly students and lecturers found wanting.
” We will prosecute any lecturer caught harassing students. Being an ASUU chairman does not give immunity to commit any crime,” he said.