Alleged sexual harassment: UNICAL replaces suspended Dean of Law


Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi, has approved the appointment of Dr. Rose Ugbe as the Acting Dean, Faculty of Law.

A statement by Mr Gabriel Egbe, the Registrar of the University, said that Ugbe would replace former Dean, Prof. Cyril Ndifon, who was suspended last week following allegations bordering on highhandedness.

Egbe is specifically accused of improper behaviour towards female students, among other irregularities.

NAN reports that a seven-man panel had already been set up to look into the allegations.

The statement indicated that Ugbe’s appointment took effect from Tuesday, August 22, and would run till a substantive Dean is elected for the faculty.

Ugbe would take up the responsibilities and duties associated with the office and also oversee the faculty’s academic programmes.

She would also foster a healthy relationship among students and staff.

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