SexFor Grades: Unilag Dismisses Two Lecturers Caught By BBC Undercover Reporter

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  • Unilag dismisses Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Samuel Oladipo
  • Management to review sexual harassment policy
  • Vice chancellor pledges management’s commitment to protect all the students

Almost two years after ‘SexForGrades’ scandal, the Unilag’s new governing council has approved the dismissal of Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integration Studies, Faculty of Arts and Dr Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences.

This decision was taken almost two years after the two lecturers were exposed in a 52-minute documentary by BBC Africa where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old admission seeker, to expose the antics of the randy lecturers.

In a statement by the institution’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Nonye Oguama, the lecturers were dismissed over what is described as ‘poor moral conduct’.

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”The Governing Council of the university of Lagos, at its meeting on Monday, May 31, approved the immediate dismissal of Dr Igbeneghu.

”It also approved the dismissal of Dr Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, from the services of the institution.

”It considered the report and findings of the Senate Committee set up to investigate allegations of sexual harassment levelled against them, in a BBC World Service Investigative Series titled AFRICA EYE (which centred on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions).

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”The council consequently decided and approved that both Dr. Igbeneghu and Dr. Oladipo be dismissed from the services of the university for misconduct, with effect from Monday, May 31, in line with section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967,” it said.

The statement further said that the council has also directed that the management should review the sexual harassment policy, as may be necessary and institute effective strategies to prevent future occurrence.

Speaking on the development, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe in an interview with journalists, pledged management’s commitment to protect all the students, as well as provide a level playing field for them to exercise their right.

He said that management would not hesitate to follow and apply the law where necessary.

The vice chancellor added that the university would not cover up any indecent behaviour.

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