Lagos — The management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, made known to the public the decision of the university to sack two senior lecturers in the institution, the lecturers who were said to have been complicit in the promotion of sex for a grade in the university, were exposed by a commentary produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC. This was through an undercover BBC Reporter, Nkiru Mordi.
The two lecturers, 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 respectively, were exposed in a “Sex for Grade” film released on BBC Africa High. The university senate in reaction to this suspended the duo, a panel was thereafter constituted to the effect of looking into the misconduct they have been accused of.
The panel was headed by Prof. Ayodele Atsenuwa, a Professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law, who was then the Dean of Faculty of Law try two senior lecturers involved in the sex-for-marks scandal.
The Public Relations Officer of the school while reacting to the development on the 2nd June, 2020, stated that the school’s governing council had resolved to immediately dismiss the duo. The said decision was said to have been reached after the reports and findings of the adhoc Senate committee constituted to the effect of the misconduct, was carefully assessed.
“The council consequently decided and approved that both Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Oladipo be dismissed from the services of the university for misconduct, with effect from Monday, May 31st, 2021 in line with Section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967.”
A further review of the Sexual Harassment policy was said to be capable of going a long way in preventing future reoccurrence.