Sex-for-grades has been on the rise in Nigerian Universities and most lecturers involved in sexual harassment have gone down.
The latest is coming from the famous Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, where the Governing Council of the institution has sacked one of its Senior lecturers, Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje for sexually harrasing a female student of the institution.
A statement by OUA’s Spokesman, Abiodun Olarewaju reads in parts “…the decision to dismiss Mosobalaje of the Department of English Language in the Faculty of Arts, was taken by the University Council at its last sitting on Monday 7th September, 2021.
Mosobolaje, who was a Senior Lecturer at the Department, allegedly requested a date with one of his female students, Rachael Momoh, before he could supervise and grade her project work…”
The student was said to have visited Mosobalaje’s office for further instructions on her final year project , but the lecturer allegedly requested a date with her. It was gathered that sometimes in 2017, the female student had recorded her conversations with the randy lecturer before she reportedly submitted them at the university’s gender unit as evidence of the allegation of sexual harassment and misconduct…”
The University management says Rising from its sitting on report of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment against Dr Mosobalaje, the university’s Governing Council found the lecturer guilty of the allegation and is dismissed.