Sex For Admission Scandal: UNILAG Suspends Second Lecturer     

UNILAG suspends another lecturer over sex tape.

Funsho Akinwale

Following the dismissal of the embattled lecturer, Prof Boniface Igbeneghu, over the sex for admission scandal that has rocked the University of Lagos in the last few days, the management of the institution on Monday suspended another lecturer, Dr Samuel Oladipo.

The trending video of sexual harassment of female students by lecturers in some West African higher institutions, including University of Lagos, has triggered the decisive action of the authority of the school to sack erring lecturers.

The second lecturer, Oladipo, who teaches in the Department of Economics, was also featured in the second stream of the video recording demanding for sex in exchange for admission from an undercover British Broadcasting Corporation reporter in his office.

Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the Vice Chancellor of the school, has said that Dr Oladipo would face a panel to confirm the veracity of his involvement in the sex tape.

Speaking on the issue, the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, UNILAG branch, Dr Dele Ashiru, has described the incident as unfortunate and tragic.

Ashiru, who noted that the union is against all vices in the school, including sexual harassment, has urged the school to investigate the matter and sanction the lecturers if found guilty.

“As a union, we are against all unethical practices among colleagues, including sexual harassment and even abuse.

“The development is very disturbing and unfortunate.

“We have appealed to colleagues to understand that as lecturers, we stand in ‘loco parentis’ (in the place of a parent) to these students and must not be perceived in any way of not being protective,” he said.

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