UNICAL to recall students’ lists sent to Law School by randy Professor


The management of the University of Calabar may soon recall
lists of students sent to the Nigerian Law School in the last two years for
proper scrutiny.


This follows strong allegations that the former dean of the
Faculty of Law at the university, Prof Cyril Ndifon, suspended last week over
accusations of sex scandals, had allegedly compromised the lists with
favouritism for female students he reportedly slept with.


The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Florence Obi,
mentioned this when she addressed the press over the several media reports last
week about allegations that Ndifon sexually assaulted female students and did
not usually follow due process, passing qualified students except those that
yielded to his indecent overtures.


Recall that female law undergraduates had
publicly protested a few days ago with placards demanding that Prof Ndifon be
removed over allegations of incessant sexual assaults.


In the aftermath of the scandal, the Vice Chancellor
disclosed that the Faculty of Law needed to be overhauled as a result of the
overwhelming allegations against the dean for his alleged highhandedness,
sexual assaults, domineering attitudes, and the sidelining of other key
academic staff of the faculty.


“Management resolved with the staff on the need for some
basic changes to be effected in the faculty to avoid the continuous overbearing
influence and power of any Dean of the Faculty of Law over the students,” she


The VC also listed other measures to be taken, including the
setting up of a committee to take charge of students’ mobilisation to Law
School; a review and possible recall of the students’ list sent to Law School;
the removal from office of the two examination officers; and the setting up of
a Result Vetting Committee.


Other measures to be taken include setting up a Students’
Project Committee to assign project supervisors to the undergraduates; setting
up an Admission Committee to review Direct Entry admissions; setting up a
committee to update the existing Standard Operations Procedure (SOP) of the
university to take care of the peculiarities of the Faculty of Law for Senate
approval; and the appointment of a new sub-dean.


Also being considered are the appointment of a new interim
chairman of the Faculty’s Post-Graduate School Board and the setting up of a
committee to review and assign courses for the semester in compliance with the
university procedure on Quality Assurance.”


The university authorities also directed the dean and the
sub-dean to submit all result scripts, question papers, marking guides, and
examination attendance lists for the past two sessions to the Director of
Quality Assurance.


Prof Obi further ordered that a panel look into alleged
extortions said to have been perpetrated by Ndifon and, if found culpable,
should be made to refund all illegal monies collected from the students under
various sub-heads.


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