Due to charges of sexual harassment, the administration of the University of Calabar has suspended Prof. Cyril Ndifon, Dean of the Faculty of Law.
Following an investigation by the school’s administration into the charges of sexual harassment made against Ndifon by female faculty members on Monday, the suspension of Ndifon became effective on August 17, 2023.
A viral video on social media had shown the students of the faculty storming the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Florence Obi, bearing placards with inscriptions such as, “Ndifon must go for our sanity”, “We are tired of buying law journals”, “We are tired of lecturers not attending classes”, and “Law girls are not your bonanza; Prof. Ndifon should stop grabbing us and others.”
The professor, however, refuted the claims in an interview with CrossRiverWatch, claiming that those with a grudge against him within the faculty were behind the demonstration.
The management expressed dissatisfaction with the response to the inquiry sent to Ndifon in a letter from the school registrar, Gabriel Egbe, which was made accessible to The Punch on Thursday through the university spokeswoman, Eyo Bassey.
The letter partly read, “Please refer to our letter Ref UC/REG/DISC.45A dated August 14, 2023 on your alleged violation of the provisions of the extant laws and policies of the University and your response to the said letter, which was dated August 16, 2023.
“The Vice Chancellor has gone through your written representations and is not satisfied with your explanations.