The Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun, has sacked another lecturer who was found guilty of sexually harassing a female student.
The University’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, disclosed this on Tuesday in a statement in Ile-Ife.
The PRO said the action was in line with the University’s determination to put an end to any form of sexual intimidation, harassment and or coercion.
According to the statement, the institution’s decision to dismiss Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje of the Department of English Language, in the Faculty of Arts, was taken by the council at its last sitting on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
The statement further reaffirmed that the Joint Committee of the Council and Senate had earlier investigated the case against the lecturer.
“Due to this, the University council unambiguously declares its zero tolerance to sexual harassment, in any form or guise and applied the appropriate sanctions for such an offence as contained in the University regulation.
“Just about two weeks ago, the University management formally inaugurated an anti-sexual harassment policy where wives of Ekiti and Osun governors, Mrs Bisi Fayemi and Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola respectively presented papers.
“While a former Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Prof. Yemisi Obilade was the main speaker.
“At several fora, the Vice Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has reiterated the commitment of his administration to uphold the zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment and other social vices,” the statement read.