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Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Another UNILAG Lecturer indicted for sexual harassment, suspended

A lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dr Samuel Oladipo, has been suspended by the University of Lagos, UNILAG, management after he was indicted in the second stream of the BBC Africa Eye video titled “Sex for Admission."
Oladipo was allegedly caught for demanding sex from an undercover in exchange for admission into the school.
He is now the second lecturer to be  suspended by the university within a week over the sex for admission saga. Before him, Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts, was suspended after being caught in the first part of the 30 minutes video titled “Sex for Grades” by BBC African Eye.
Prof Ouwatoyin Ogundipe, Vice Chancellor of UNLAG, confirmed the suspension of Dr Oladipo by the university management..
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, had called for a thorough investigation and appropriate sanctions for lecturers indicted in the documentary in order to sanitise the university system.
Chairman of UNILAG ASUU, Dr Dele Ashiru,  told  the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday that the union was against all forms of unethical practices, including sexual harassment.
According to Ashiru, “The development is very disturbing and unfortunate. We have appealed to our colleagues to understand that as lecturers, we stand in loco parentis (in the place of parents) to these students and must not be perceived in any way as not protective.
We condemn this act of shame in its entirety and want the matter to be thoroughly investigated and appropriate sanctions meted out to all those found culpable.”

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