Sexual harassment: UNILAG panel calls for memoranda
Posted By: Kofoworola Belo-Osagie
The University of Lagos (UNILAG) fact finding panel on the allegation of sexual harassment involving a lecturer of the University has put out a call for memoranda to both students and staff to submit information they have on the allegation of sexual harassment against Prof Segun Awonusi of the English Department between June 11 and 15.
Though Awonusi, a former Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Ogun State and Vice-Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State, was not named in the notice published by the panel, his nude photograph was shared on the social media by an unnamed student who complained about the lecturer in a post published by popular blogger, Linda Ikeji.
The notice directed workers and students responding to the call to enclose the memoranda in sealed envelopes and submit to the Registrar’s office for onward delivery to the panel within the stipulated time frame.
It added that the university had zero tolerance for “such allegations”.
The notice shared by the Principal Assistant Registrar, Communication Unit, Mrs Taiwo Oloyede, reads:
“The University of Lagos Management has set up a Fact Finding Panel to investigate the allegation of sexual harassment involving a lecturer in the University published in various social media platforms. This is in line with its zero tolerance for such allegations.
“The panel has commenced investigation into the allegation and is requesting the members of the University of Lagos community (Particularly Staff and Students) who have useful information on this specific allegation and any other one that could aid its assignment to submit memoranda to the panel.
The memoranda should be addressed to the: Secretary, FactFinding Panel on the Allegation of Sexual Harassment involving a Lecturer in the University, c/o Registrar’s Office, 5th Floor, Senate Building, University of Lagos.”
The panel assured the informants of confidentiality.
Source: The Nation