The management of Ekiti State University has been forced to postpone the school’s first semester examinations. The postponement, according to close sources, is to ensure a proper investigation into the allegations made against the “sex for marks” lecturers and other security reasons.
An investigation was recently launched into the allegation of sexual misconduct against Dr. O.O. Aduwa of the school’s Accounting Department.
Mr. Bode Olofinmuagun, the Head, Directorate of Information and Corporate Affairs of the institution, told newsmen in a signed statement:
“The attention of the management of Ekiti State University has been drawn to a video that has gone viral on an alleged sex scandal involving one of our lecturers.
“This will be followed by a panel which would dig deep into the matter, we would not condone any act of sexual harassment in the university.
“And as such, it issued a query to the concerned lecturer to defend himself in the spirit of due process.
“Thereafter, a panel of investigation will be constituted to get to the root of the matter, while the findings of the panel will be made public.
“The general public is hereby assured that management will continue to be transparent and will not allow such a matter that could smear its good image to be swept under the carpet.”
The investigation was launched after a video of the naked lecturer in a room with his female student surfaced online. A query has been issued to the accused lecturer to state his own side of the story.
The students held a peaceful protest early on Sunday to criticise the sudden fixing of the examinations without adequate lectures. There were protesters who were also aggrieved by the "sex for marks" lecturers
Mr Akin Arogundade, the Registrar of the institution, in a press release issued on Sunday, has announced that the new date for the examinations is now Monday, July 1.
He said, “Consequently, all academic activities on campus has been postponed untill Monday, July 1, 2019, while students are expected back on campus on Sunday, June 30, 2019.”
The statement also directed all students preparing for exams to ensure payment of all necessary fees, as evidence of payment would be used for clearance and examination permit.
“The University community, parents, and guardians are assured of adequate security on campus as well as the safety of staff and students.”