Admin I Friday, August 18, 2023
CALABAR, Cross River, Nigeria – For the second time in six years, the Management of the University of Calabar has wielded the big stick, suspending the Dean, Faculty of Law, Prof. Cyril Ndifon for alleged violation of relevant laws governing the university.
The suspension according to a letter signed by UNICAL Register, Mr. Gabriel Egbe is with immediate effect.
“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 16th August, 2023.
“The Vice Chancellor has gone through your written representations and is not satisfied with your explanations.
“She has therefore directed that you should be relieved of your position as Dean, Faculty of Law and placed on suspension while the matter is referred to a panel that will be set-up to investigate These allegations.
“The relief of position as Dean, Faculty of Law and suspension from official duties takes effect from August 17, 2023. You are to hand over all University property in your possession including all official responsibilities presently handed by you to the Sub-Dean of the Faculty before vacating office.
“You are to stay away from the University premises except while responding to invitation from the panel investigating these allegations”, the letter said.
The protest by UNICAL law students has received commendation by some students who alleged that they were victims of Cyril Ndifon’s sexual exploitation while they were students of the school.
With the probe panel now in place, Nigerians expect that the victims will show up in the school to testify openly to be able to bring this matter concerning Cyril Ndifon to a close.