A senior lecturer at the Department of English Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU),Ile-Ife, Osun State, Dr Adebayo Mosobalaje, has been dismissed for alleged sexual harassment of a former student of the institution.
Penpushing reports that, the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Abiodun Olanrewaju in a statement on Tuesday said the Governing Council of the university approved dismissal of the lecturer
“In its avowed determination to rid the university of any form of sexual intimidation, harassment and, 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”,the statement reads
“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 that was held on Monday and Tuesday, September 6 and 7, 2021”,Olanrewaju added
“Having exhaustively deliberated on the report of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment against Dr Mosobalaje, the University Council, unambiguously declared its zero tolerance for sexual harassment in any form or guise and, accordingly, applied the appropriate university sanctions for such an offence as contained in the university regulation,” the statement added.
Penpushing reports that, the lecturer popularly called “Mosob” was specifically accused of breaching the provisions of the university’s Code of Conduct “in the manner he related with Rachael Momoh, a student of the department
The statement explained that, the committee found Mosobalaje culpable and deserved the highest punishment of dismissal, adding that in exercising its power as the supreme organ of the university, the university’s governing council under the chairmanship of businessman, Oscar Udoji ordered his dismissal
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