Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, has commended the University of Lagos (UNILAG) for sacking two of its lecturers caught soliciting sex from students in exchange for grades.

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On Wednesday, the institution had dismissed Boniface Igbeneghu and Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo, the lecturers exposed in a 2019 investigation by the BBC.

The varsity had explained that the dismissal followed findings of its senate committee constituted to probe the matter.

Speaking on Thursday during a courtesy call by members of the federal government’s visitation panel for UNILAG in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu described the lecturers’ dismissal as a welcome development.

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According to NAN, the governor said the sanction would not only serve as deterrent to members of the school that might have similar tendency, but will also redeem the reputation of the university.

“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, were sanctioned,” he said.

“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.”

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Sanwo-Olu reiterated his administration’s commitment to raise the standards of education and academic research in the state.

He added that his government would fulfil its pledge to UNILAG on construction of a standard jetty at the school waterfront.

He said other infrastructure around the campus were being ramped up, citing the ongoing reconstruction work on St. Finbar’s road, Iwaya road, and other adjoining areas around UNILAG.

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