UiTM terminates the services of lecturers involved in sexual harassment immediately
SHAH ALAM: Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) has terminated the service of a lecturer who was accused of sexually harassing a former graduate, with immediate effect.
UiTM in a statement today informed that they take seriously the allegations of sexual harassment by the lecturer and have conducted an investigation in accordance with the guidelines and legal process contained in the Statutory Bodies (Discipline and Surcharge) Act 2000 [Act 605].
According to the university’s statement, according to the act, disciplinary action can be taken against staff who violate the rules, code of conduct and prohibitions contained in Act 605 and UiTM Regulations.
The statement mentioned that UiTM’s Integrity Unit had conducted a thorough investigation starting last year, against all the evidence that had been collected before any offense could be proven and the type of punishment could be determined.
“After the interrogation procedure and internal investigation were completed, and deliberated at the Highest Level Disciplinary Committee, UiTM has taken action to terminate the service with immediate effect against the lecturer involved who is alleged to have sexually harassed the former graduate,” according to the UiTM statement.
Meanwhile, in the same statement, UiTM Vice-Chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Roziah Mohd Janor said that university residents are regularly reminded about Act 605.
“If he disobeys orders or behaves in any way that can reasonably be interpreted as disobeying orders, the university will not compromise and will take stern action if convicted,” he said.
source – BERNAMA