Alleged sexual harassment: UNICAL appoints Ugbe acting Dean of Law Faculty


Prof. Cyril Ndifon, former Dean of UNICAL Faculty of Law who was suspended over alleged sexual harassment

By Christian Njoku

The University of Calabar has replaced Prof. Cyril Ndifon, the former Dean of its Faculty of Law who was suspended on Aug. 17 following allegations bordering on highhandedness and sexual harassment of female students with Dr. Rose Ugbe

Dr. Ugbe will serve as the acting Dean of the Faculty of Law, according to a statement by the Registrar of the University, Mr Gabriel Egbe,

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.

It said that 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 staff and students, and create a positive environment for teaching and learning in the faculty.

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Other functions include supporting faculty members in their research activities and collaborating with the University administration to implement and actualise the institution’s vision.

Prof. Florence Obi, Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, has approved the appointment of Dr. Ugbe.

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

Already, a seven-man panel has been set up to look into the allegations.


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