Protest rocks LAUTECH After Lecturer unclad a niqab-wearing female student

Protest have erupted , and it is currently looming at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso over alleged humiliation and unclading, a female Muslim student.

INTEL REGION gathered on Thursday that a female Muslim student whose identity has not been revealed was allegedly humiliated, striped of her clothing,  by the Dean of Faculty of Nursing for wearing Niqab(a veil usually worn by female Muslims to cover their face)

The incident according to a video obtained by INTEL REGION occurred on Wednesday when the board of Open and Distance Learning Programme addressed the newly admitted nursing students.

It was gathered that the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Ajibade Lawal while addressing the students asked one of the students who was wearing a niqab to leave the class.

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Lawal had earlier said that scrub is the only approved uniform for student nurses.

The student pleaded with lawal, but he was adamant, and wanted to stripped the Niqab of her clothing, the student went on her knees, begging Lawal, but he didnt yield to any of her pleas 

He maintained that any other form of dress must not be put atop or underneath the scrub.

 

The action of the Dean angered the students who vowed to disrupt academic activities in the institution today.

The students who asked Lawal to apologize in public, described the action of the lecturer as a violation of the rights of the female Muslim students.

As at Thursday morning, INTEL REGION understands that   students of the institution are currently protesting at the entrance of the university.

Public Relations Officer of LAUTECH, Mr. Akin Fadeyi when contacted, confirmed the incident.

Fadeyi, in a statement made available to this newspaper on  Thursday morning, noted that the case was being handled by the university management.

He said, “This is to inform stakeholders that the unfortunate issues of yesterday as it affects Professor Bayo Lawal Ajibade and a particular Muslim woman is being handled by Management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

 

“Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mojeed Olaide Liasu already mandated the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Adeyemi, to supervise a high powered investigation into the matter.

“Management is, therefore, imploring students particularly, to maintain peace as they go about their duties on the University premises to allow investigation go on.

“The Ag. Vice-Chancellor has assured that nobody will be shielded”.

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