- The student who was assaulted by a lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University has come out to share his ordeal
- The student tried to reach out to the anchor of the TVC program (YourView TVC) but was unsuccessful, took to X page, (Twitter) and narrated how the lecturer assaulted her
- The student identified simply as Gift said she did not impersonate anyone as related by the lecturer to OAU management
TheTalk.NG journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements
Ile Ife, Osun state – A student of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) identified simply as Gift has come out to explain how a lecturer in the school assaulted her.
OAU student speaks out after the lecturer punches him.
Photo credit: OAU PEEPSSource: Facebook
OAU lecturer punched the student, and he reacted
According to Gift, when he realised it was not his class, he stepped out immediately. But to his amazement, the lecturer called him back into the lecture room.
“The lecturer (Dr. F.K Ariyo) in his exact words asked, “Why are you in my class and who are you impersonating?”
“The students in the class laughed as he said this, me also thinking it was a joke and wondering how a 200L student would come to impersonate a 400L student laughed and replied “I’m not impersonating anyone sir I just stepped into your class and realized it was the wrong class and i stepped out immediately”.
The student said this was the genesis of his problem. He added that his phone was taken from him and he was treated like a thief by the lecturer and a security personnel.
“I’m not his student and i wasn’t impersonating anyone,” he concluded.
The management of OAU has however begun a probe into the fracas that involved the male student and the lecturer of the university, The Punch report added.
OAU students shutdown campus, demand 50% reduction in tuition
TheTalk.NG reported also that students of OAU, Ile Ife, Osun state, have shut the campus gate and demanded a 50% reduction in tuition.
TVC News confirmed the development on Tuesday, October 3, via its X page.
The students, in the early hours of Tuesday, October 3, shut the institution’s main gate to restrict vehicular movement in protest of the recent increment in school fees.
Rusticated UNIABUJA student drags university to court
Meanwhile, a recently rusticated student of the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA), Oladeru Samson Olamilekan, filed a suit against the school management at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Olamide was rusticated over planned protests against the recent hike in school fees.
Olamilekan is seeking an order “reinstating forthwith the Applicant as a bonafide student of the 1st Respondent (UNIABUJA), with all rights and privileges attached thereto.”
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