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Kano university suspends lecturer for meting out corporal punishment on students
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Wed, 7 Feb 2024   ||   Nigeria,
 

The management of Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology Wudil, Kano State, has announced the suspension of a lecturer for meting out corporal punishment on some students.

A video that went viral shows the lecturer at the Kano State-owned varsity, punishing students by subjecting them to flog jumps in a lecture hall.

The video generated widespread criticism and condemnation on social media.

A statement issued on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, and signed by the Deputy Registrar, Information and Public Relations Unit, Sai’du Abdullahi Nayaya, said the case has been forwarded to the Disciplinary Committee for further investigation.

“The attention of the Management of Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, is drawn to a viral video circulating on social media, of physical assault/corporal punishment meted out on some students by an academic staff in a lecture hall and the story on the issue carried by some media houses,” the statement read.

"To that effect, the management of the university immediately queried and suspended the staff in question and forwarded the case to the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee for further action

“These measures are taken swiftly to arrest the situation and bring justice,”

 

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