The appointments of eight lecturers in the Akwa Ibom State University has been terminated by the school authority, on Tuesday.
The affected lecturers were said to have been allegedly involved in sexual harassment and extortion.
This development was made public by the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eno Ibanga, while briefing newsmen on the activities lined up for the 4th and 5th combined convocation at the institution’s main campus in the Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking further, Ibanga revealed 10 students involved in cultism were also caught by the management of the institution, and some of the cases however, were in court.
In another development, Ibanga alleged that the affected students were caught with a mini coffin, red clothes and axes while they were on their way to an initiation ceremony.
The VC, said the university was doing its best to instil sanity among lecturers and students, stressing that all the cases were thoroughly investigated before disciplinary actions were taken against the culprits.
On the lecturers, Ibaga speaking said, “The appointments of the eight lecturers have been terminated by the university bordering on sexual harassment and extortion. As we speak, a notorious one is on the ground and the person will not go scot-free.
“Some of the cases are still in court. I swore to run an institution that can stand the test of time and we are doing our best to bring sanity to the institution.”