UNILAG Governing Council approves dismissal of two randy lecturers

The Governing Council of the University of Lagos has approved the dismissal of two lecturers for gross misconduct.

The affected lecturers are 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 Science.

A statement issued by the Press Unit of the university obtained by DAILY RIPPLES on Thursday showed that the decision is connected to the outcome of Report and findings of the Senate Committee set up to investigate allegations of sexual harassment levelled against them.

The two sacked dons had two years ago been indicted in a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service Investigative Series titled AFRICA EYE (which centred on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions).

“The Council consequently decided and approved that both Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo be dismissed from the services 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 statement reads.

According to the statement, “Council further directed that the Management should review the Sexual harassment Policy as may be necessary and institute effective strategies to prevent future occurrence.”

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