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Whistle-Blowing Policy


The Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi (FUTIA) is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in all aspects of its operations. This Whistle-Blowing Policy is designed to provide a framework for employees, students, and other stakeholders to report concerns about unethical behaviour, illegal activities, or other serious wrongdoing within the university.


This policy applies to all employees, students, contractors, and third-party vendors who have a business relationship with FUTIA.


  • Whistle-Blower: An individual who reports a concern about unethical behaviour, illegal activities, or other serious wrongdoing within the university.
  • Protected Disclosure: A report made in good faith by a whistle-blower about a concern that falls within the scope of this policy.

Reporting Procedures

  1. Anonymous Reporting: Reports can be made anonymously through a designated online platform or by using a dedicated email address.
  2. Non-Anonymous Reporting: Reports can be made directly to the designated Whistle-Blowing Committee or to a supervisor, dean, or other senior officer.

Protected Disclosures

The following types of concerns are considered protected disclosures:
  • Financial malpractice or fraud
  • Corruption or bribery
  • Unethical behaviour or misconduct
  • Illegal activities or criminal conduct
  • Health and safety risks
  • Environmental hazards
  • Violation of university policies or regulations
  • Harassment or discrimination

Protection of Whistle-Blowers

  • Confidentiality: All reports will be treated with confidentiality to the extent possible.
  • Anonymity: The identity of anonymous whistle-blowers will be protected.
  • No Retaliation: Whistle-blowers will not be subject to retaliation or retribution.

Investigation and Response

  • Designated Committee: A Whistle-Blowing Committee will investigate all reports.
  • Timely Response: The committee will respond to the whistle-blower within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Appropriate Action: The university will take appropriate action based on the findings of the investigation.

Review and Revision

This policy will be reviewed and revised as necessary.

Effective Date

This policy is effective as of April, 22, 2024.


By implementing this policy, FUTIA demonstrates its commitment to transparency, accountability, and ethical conduct.
Please note that this is a sample policy and should be reviewed and adapted according to the specific needs and requirements of the Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi. It is also important to consult with legal counsel and other relevant stakeholders to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

    Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi

    Ikot Abasi 534101, Akwa Ibom State