October 09, 2019

#SexFGrades: UNILAG sets up panel encouraging more students to speak out


Following the allegations of sex-for-grades against two of its
lecturers, the management of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has set up a panel to investigate the scandal.

Boniface Igbeneghu , a senior lecturer, and Samuel Oladipo, a lecturer in the department of economics, were caught in a
documentary on sexual harassment released by the BBC Africa Eye.

Taiwo Oloyede , principal assistant registrar, communication unit of UNILAG, said on Wednesday, October 9th that the panel is headed by Ayodele Atsenuwa, a professor and dean of the faculty of law. He also confirmed that the two lecturers have been suspended by the university.

He said the process will be transparent and appropriate
sanctions would be meted out if the need arises. The university also encouraged students and members of staff that have relevant information concerning the incidents to come forward, assuring that their security is guaranteed.

The statement read: “The Panel will probe into the
allegations of sexual harassment levelled against Dr.
Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European
Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts and
Dr. Samuel Oladipo of the Department of Economics,
Faculty of Social Sciences as well as other related
cases.
“As previously announced in the University’s Press
Release dated Monday, October 7, 2019, Dr. Samuel
Oladipo who was featured in the full version of the BBC
broadcast, has been suspended from work with
immediate effect and barred from the University
academic areas until conclusion of the Panel’s
assignment.
“Students and members of staff who have relevant
information are encouraged to come forward. Their
protection is assured. We firmly reassure all our
students, staff, alumni, parents and guardians that this
matter will be tackled with every sense of responsibility,
and the seriousness it deserves. The whole process will
be transparent and appropriate sanctions will be meted
out to anyone found culpable.”
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