The University of Lagos has shut down the ‘Cold Room’, where lecturers allegedly sexually harass students.
This was disclosed by Taiwo Oloyede, the Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit) of the university.
The ‘Cold Room’ was mentioned by a lecturer of the school, Boniface Igbeneghu, who was caught on video sexually harassing an undercover journalist who posed as an admission seeker.
Mr Igbeneghu, in the BBC undercover documentary, described the secret place where lecturers meet to “touch students’ breasts” at the staff club of the university.
They call the place cold room,” he said. He then explained that female students must pay to have good grades.
“The so-called ‘Cold Room’ is a Functions Room that may have been abused because this is a deviation from the purpose for which it was created (meetings, seminars, events, etc),” the university spokesperson said.
Mrs Oloyede also confirmed an earlier report by that Mr Igbeneghu had been suspended.
She assured members of the public that any other lecturer mentioned in the full version of the video will be suspended to ensure a proper investigation is carried out.
”The University is embarrassed and dissociates itself totally from this act(s) and any inappropriate behaviour of staff with female students and vice versa,” she said.
Source: Premium Times Nigeria
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