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Auchi Polytechnic Fires Lecturers Over Sexual Harassment

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The management of Federal Polytechnic Auchi, Edo State has sacked 13 lecturers and demoted 16 others over sexual harassment and extortion of students.

This information was disclosed by the Public Relations Officer of the school, Mustapha Oshiobugie, to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to Oshiobugie, the decision follows an investigation carried out by internal and independent panels constituted by the National Board for Technical Education and Ministry of Education.

He noted that the affected lecturers have been notified and the penalty takes immediate effect.

“A total of 41 persons were involved in sexual harassment and extortion of money. Five lecturers were dismissed, eight got their appointments terminated and 16 were demoted,” he said.

“Four others were warned, two advised, two cautioned, one recommended for mentoring while two students were denied further admission in the institution.

“Painstaking investigations have been done by internal and independent panels constituted by the National Board for Technical Education and Ministry of Education.”