UNILAG dismisses two lecturers over sex-for-grade scandal

UNILAG dismisses two lecturers over sex-for-grade scandal

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Authorities of University of Lagos (UNILAG) has finally approved the dismissal of two lecturers for demanding sex from seeking admission into the institution.

FILE: ACCUSED PERSON IN A DOCK

A British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) documentary aired in October 2019, exposed Dr Boniface Igbenegbu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies and Dr Samuel Oladipo of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences for sex-for-grades.

A female undercover reporter from the BBC who pretended to be looking for admission in the University exposed them in the documentary.

The Registrar of the University, Mr Oladejo Azeez, conveyed the decision of the Governing Council of UNILAG, which approved their dismissal at its meeting on Monday, May 31, 2021, after considering the reports and findings of the University’s Senate Committee set up to investigate them on the subject matter, in a statement.

The report said Dr Boniface Igbenegbu and Dr Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo be dismissed from the service of the university for misconduct, with effect from Monday, May 31, 2021 in line with Section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967.

The University in the statement urged the “Council further directed that the management should review Sexual Harassment Policy as may be necessary and institute effective strategies to prevent future recurrence”.

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