Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has commended the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for sacking two lecturers caught in a sex scandal.
Mr. Sanwo-Olu spoke on Thursday when he received members of the Federal Government visitation panel for UNILAG who came on a courtesy call at the State House in Marina.
The lecturers sacked are Boniface Igbeneghu of the Department of European Languages and Integration Studies, Faculty of Arts, and Samuel Oladipo of the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences.
They were caught in a 2019 BBC undercover report demanding sex from female students.
According to Mr. Sanwo-Olu, the sack will not only serve as deterrent to members of the school that may have similar tendency but also redeems the reputation of the university.
“It is a thing of joy to see a reputable citadel of learning managing its affairs properly and sustaining the culture of academic excellence. The school has maintained high discipline, as seen in the media reports about two days ago where lecturers who want to bring down the image and name of the school.
“The management of the school has been firm in ensuring that nobody is above the law. These are parts of the commendable steps which the school management has taken to ensure the standards are sustained,” Sanwo-Olu said
Leader of the visitation panel, Lt. Gen. Martin Luther Agwai (rtd) described Sanwo-Olu as an education-friendly governor, acknowledging the strides attained by Lagos in the education sector.
He said the panel was raised by the federal government to carry out full assessment of the administration of the school to know the challenges it is facing in delivering on its mandate.
“We are also mandated to carry out assessment on the resources available to the university and how they have been utilised. We are looking at the laws setting up the school and relationship of the university with statutory bodies and its host community,” Agwai said.