UNILAG goes silent on Sex-for-mark scandal one year after

One year after a student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) accused a professor in the school of sexual harassment, the institution has refused to publicly speak on actions taken on the matter.

In May 2018, Joy Nwanna, a student of the institution, accused Olusegun Awonusi, a professor of English and former Vice Chancellor of Tai Solarin University of Education, of “habitual sexual harassment”.

This was the period when four other lecturers were sacked for similar acts. They include Richard Akindele, a professor at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU); and three lecturers of the Lagos State University: Ayoola Odubunmi, an associate professor of economics; Isiaka Ogunwande, an associate professor of chemistry and Emmanuel Gbeleyi, a lecturer in the department of anatomy.

Despite proactive steps by other institutions, UNILAG has refused to speak on measures taken to put the matter of Mr Awonusi, a former education commissioner in Ogun, to rest.

Several efforts by journalists, over the past few months, to get updates on this have been unsuccessful.

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