Sexual harassment: UNILAG Governing Council sacks two lecturers

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The Governing Council of the University of Lagos, at its meeting on Monday, May 31, 2021, approved the immediate dismissal of two lecturers over alleged sexual harassment.

They 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 Sciences.

The council, at its meeting, reportedly  considered the report and findings of the Senate Committee set up to investigate allegations of sexual harassment levelled against them in a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service Investigative Series titled AFRICA EYE (which centred on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions).

A statement from the institution gleaned by our correspondent indicated that the council consequently decided and approved that both Dr. Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Oladipo be dismissed from the services of the institution for misconduct, with effect from Monday, May 31, 2021 in line with section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967.

The 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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