OAU Dismisses another Lecturer over Sexual Harassment

Yinka Kolawole

As part of efforts to rid the University of any form of sexual intimidation, harassment or coercion, the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed another lecturer who was found guilty of sexual demeanor against a female student.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the decision to dismiss Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje of the Department of English Language in the Faculty of Arts, was taken by the University Council at its last sitting yesterday.

He said having exhaustively deliberated on the report of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment against Mosobalaje, the University Council, unambiguously declared its zero tolerance to sexual harassment in any form or guise and, accordingly and applied the appropriate sanctions for such an offence as contained in the University regulation.

The institution had about two weeks ago formally inaugurated an anti – sexual harassment policy.

At several fora, the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, had reiterated the commitment of his administration to uphold the “zero tolerance policy” for sexual harassment and other social vices.

The Council of University Chaired by Oscar Udoji has also pledged to support policies that promote mutual co-existence between all the members of the University Community.

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