The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University has finally reacted to the scandalous reports of one of its professors requesting an exchange of sex for pass marks.
On Wednesday, April 11, in a statement personally signed and released to the public, the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede said that investigation of identifying the person involved is currently in progress.
“In full compliance to all applicable laws, the university has set up a high powered committee to investigate the allegation and submit its report within one week. Anyone found culpable will be dealt with decisively.
“The university considers sexual harassment as an offence punishable contrary to the code of conduct and anti-sexual harassment policy. The university will never condone such act by any staff or students.”
Similarly, the chairman of Congress of University Academics, Obafemi Awolowo University,Mr Niyi Sunmonu, maintained that if it is established that the leaked audio is true, the perpetrator is not fit to be in the academic environment.“
Lecturers are expected to mould the lives of students.”