#SexForGrade: UNILAG parent-forum to meet on Thursday

The leadership of Parent-forum, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Akoka, is having an emergency meeting on Thursday, October 10, at the university.

The meeting is based mainly on the latest sex harassment allegation levelled by a BBC Africa female reporter, who posed as an admission seeker against a lecturer of French language studies and former sub-dean of the Faculty of Arts of the university, Dr Boniface Benedict Igbeneghu, who is now on suspension.

The chairman of the forum, Mr Babatunde Majekodunmi, stated this in an exclusive chat with our correspondent on Tuesday evening.

He said the repeated sexual harassment allegations by female students against lecturers of the institution, especially in the recent years, is not only worrisome but condemned in its entirety.

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He said the school authorities would need to improve on mechanisms that would help students reporting and opening up, without fear, on any lecturer with unethical practices against them.

He however, pointed out that the parent-forum was totally in support of the action of the school authorities taken so far on the matter by suspending indefinitely the concerned lecturer and giving of assurance to get to the root of the matter.

“But we would want the school authorities to include representative(s) of parent-forum in the investigative panel as the practice before,” he said.

Meanwhile, our correspondent gathered that Dr Igbeneghu’s office at the faculty of arts has been sealed up.

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