- Embattled lecturer, Prof. Ajibade Lawal has narrated his own side of story over alleged assault on Muslim student.
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the embattled Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) lecturer, Prof. Ajibade Lawal, who was alleged of humiliating a yet-to be identified female Muslim student for putting on niqab (a veil) has finally broken silence.
Recall that the incident occurred on Wednesday when the board of Open and Distance Learning addressed the newly admitted nursing students.
It was gathered that the lecturer who is Dean of the Faculty, allegedly ordered one of the students who was wearing a Hijab to leave the class.
He had earlier informed the students that scrub is the only approved uniform for student nurses.
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He maintained that any other form of dress must not be put atop or underneath the scrub.
The action of the Dean angered some students who vowed to disrupt academic activities in the institution today.
In a video posted, the students were seen in their numbers protesting at the entrance of the school.
They demanded a public apology from Lawal, describing the action of the lecturer.
However, the Public Relations Officer of LAUTECH, Akin Fadeyi has confirmed the incident.
Fadeyi, in a statement, noted that the case was being handled by the university management.
He said, “This is to inform stakeholders that the unfortunate issues of yesterday as it affects Professor Bayo Lawal Ajibade and a particular Muslim woman is being handled by Management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
“Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mojeed Olaide Liasu already mandated the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Adeyemi, to supervise a high powered investigation into the matter.
“Management is, therefore, imploring students particularly, to maintain peace as they go about their duties on the University premises to allow investigation go on.
“The Ag. Vice-Chancellor has assured that nobody will be shielded.”
Meanwhile, the embattled lecture while narrating his own side of the story in an interview said he didn’t remove or order anyone to remove the student’s niqab.
Watch video below to see his side of the story:
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