The authorities of Osun State University, UNIOSUN, have explained why it sacked a lecturer of the institution, Dr. Olabode Ojoniyi, who was involved in a sex video scandal.
The lecturer at the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Ikire Campus, of the institution, had landed in trouble after the video tape of his alleged sexual escapade with a 400 level English student of the institution, Mercy Ikwue was released.
Although he openly blamed some of his colleagues, accusing them of conspiring against him, the Governing Council of the institution sacked him.
The newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, VC, of the University, Prof. Labode Poopola, on Tuesday expressed disappointment that a lecturer who is supposed to be a parent or guardian to the students could engage in such ‘immoral’ act.
While fielding questions from newsmen during an interactive session in Osogbo, the state capital, the VC said the randy lecturer was disengaged from the institution as a warning signal to others who are also in the act or may want to get themselves involve in such an act in the future.
He said, “A lecturer is supposed to be a parent. It is worse; it is an immoral act and should be condemned. We have to nip the scandal in the bud. Whatever has happened in UNIOSUN happens in any profession. Just that it is worse if it happens here (UNIOSUN).
“The system has laid down methods of dealing with any one that engages in such.
“There are disciplinary measures, no lecturer will have infractions on our values and won’t be disciplined. When we find someone defaulting, the university takes all necessary steps.
“On this matter, the university took all the steps at all levels – Departmental, Faculty, Senate. Whatever you might read lately is the decision of the council. I am not in a position to say what next will be done.”