Fielding questions from newsmen during an interactive session in Osogbo yesterday, the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Labode Poopola stated that the randy lecturer was disengaged from the institution to send a warning signal to others who are also in the act, or may want to involve themselves in such act in the future.
He expressed disappointment that a lecturer who is supposed to be a parent or guardian to the students could engage in such ‘immoral’ act.
“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). Because a lecturer is supposed to be a parent. It is worse, it is an immoral act and should be condemned.
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.
If you followed the story, you will realise that this university is a product of law and none of its statues can be stampeded. 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.
When asked whether Ojoniyi’s doctorate degree could be withdrawn, he said,
Degrees are earned and worked for. UNIOSUN can’t strip him of his degree but wherever he got it from. Degrees are issued on learning and character.”