Dr. Samuel Oladipo
The current sex-for-admission saga rocking University of Lagos, UNILAG, has led to the suspention of yet another lecturer in the institution, Dr. Samuel Oladipo, indicted in the scandal.
Dr. Oladipo, a lecturer in the department of Economics, who was also featured in the second stream of the video recording allegedly demanding for sex in exchange for admission from an undercover BBC reporter in a report titled “Sex-for-Admission”, was suspended on Tuesday by the university management.
Media reports earlier on Monday, revealed that the school management suspended Dr Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integrated Studies, Faculty of Arts having been caught in first in the 30-minute video recording by the BBC.
The Vice-Chancellor of UNLAG, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, confirmed the suspension of Dr Oladipo by the university management to the media, saying that “Dr Oladipo was suspended on Tuesday for the same offence with Dr Igbenehu,” adding that “he will face a panel.”
The Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) UNILAG branch, Dr Dele Ashiru, also said that the sex-for-admission scandal by two of his members was unfortunate and tragic.
He said the allegations against Dr Igbenehu and Dr Oladipo were sex-for-admission and not sex-for-grades and urged members to refrain from any act that could tarnish the image of the university.
He said, ”The entire episode is unfortunate and tragic because lecturers are supposed to be loco parentis to the students. My appeal to our colleagues is to refrain from a negative act that can tarnish the image of the university and themselves.”