University Management Suspends Lecturer Over Sex For Grade Allegation By Female Student

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The Management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education in Rivers State has suspended one of its lecturers, Dr Samuel Abiye of the Department of Curriculum Studies for a period of 3 months on half salary on allegation of ‘sex-for-grade’ from one of his female students.

According to the statement released by the Vice-chancellor, Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele, on his Facebook page, the lecturer was recorded by a female student who he promised to help to pass his course and all other courses taught by other lecturers in their department, in exchange for sex.

The statement further added that the lecturer directed the female student to meet him at the King James Hotels towards Eagle Cement area of Rumuolumeni, where she was to be explored sexually in exchange for grades.

Meanwhile, the University has directed that all courses taught by Dr. Abiye for the 1st semester of 2020/2021 be regraded through conference marking to be supervised by the Dean of Education.

Also, all his courses and supervisees have been reassigned to other lecturers in his department.The matter has been referred to the University Staff Disciplinary Committee for further investigation to determine his fate.

The matter has also been referred to the University Staff Disciplinary Committee for further investigation.

The VC reiterated his determination to tidy the institution of all ills.

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