A lecturer in the department of Economics, identified as Samuel Oladipo, has been suspended by the University of Lagos, following the #s*x forgrades scandal looming the institution.
This is coming after Samuel was seen in a stream of a documentary on s*xual harassment released by the BBC Africa eye
The University management which seem to have a zero-tolerance for s*xual assault had earlier suspended Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer, Pastor and former sub-dean of the faculty of arts in the institution, who was also exposed in the documentary.
He was also caught on camera worn by an undercover journalist who posed as a student seeking admission.
Following the recent exposure of these lecturers on BBC Africa Eye, many reputable Nigerians have called for the prosecution of the lecturers involved in the appalling act of s*xual assault.
However, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has confirmed the suspension of the Samuel Oladipo, stating that;
” The lecturer “would be made to face a panel”.
“The entire episode is unfortunate and tragic because lecturers are supposed to be loco parentis to the students. My appeal to our colleagues is to refrain from a negative act that can tarnish the image of the university and themselves,”
Also the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has expressed their displeasure over the #s*x for grades incident and have called for a proper and thorough investigation into the matter.
Chairman of University of Lagos Union, Dele Ashiru, did not only condemned the act of s*xual harassment but also warned its members to desist from actions capable of bringing disrepute to Nigerian educational system.
Other Nigerian celebrities have also reacted to the thread #s*x for grades, saying the matter should be thoroughly investigated and perpetrators brought to justice.
Will this recent exposure of s*x for grades devalue the Nigerian Certificate and its graduates in the eye of other countries? what’s your take on this.