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Relationships Between Male Lecturers, Female Students Must Be Consentual – OAU Warns » Naijaloaded


The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Abiodun Olanrewaju has cleared the air on the issue of romantic relationships between male lecturers and female students of the institution.

In a radio current affairs programme monitored by NAIJALOADED on Thursday, Olanrewaju disclosed that since there was no universal law stopping a man from approaching a woman but when a woman refuses such advances, it should be taken for what it is, a refusal.

The OAU spokesperson stated that the university did not frown at relationships between male lecturers and female students if it is consentual but would only react when it is forced on the female student.

Olanrewaju added that there were instances of male lecturers who ended up marrying and having as wives female students within the university system.

He, however, explained that in a university set up, ‘il loco parentis’ existed, a situation where lecturers are expected to play the roles of parents to their students.

He also revealed that most of the girls within the university have elderly males that they are in a relationship with, adding that the university system has a duty to guide the students in morals and manners.

Recall that the university in a press statement had on Tuesday 7th September, 2021, announced the dismissal of Dr Adebayo Mosobolaje of the English Language Department, Faculty of Arts, who was found guilty of sexual demeanor against a female student.

The decision, which was taken by the Governing Council of the institution, was done to uphold its zero tolerance policy for sexual harassments and social vices.

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OAU Fires English Lecturer Over Sexual Harassment (Read Full Details) » Naijaloaded


Adebayo Mosobalaje, a lecturer at the Department of English Language in the Faculty of Art of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has been sacked over sexual harassment.

The Governing Council of the university approved his dismissal after he was found guilty of sexual demeanor against a female student.

This was announced in a statement by the university’s Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju.

“In its avowed determination to rid the University of any form of sexual intimidation, harassment and, or coercion, the Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has dismissed another lecturer who was found guilty of sexual demeanor against a female student.”

“The decision to dismiss Dr. Adebayo Mosobalaje of the Department of English Language in the Faculty of Arts was taken by the University Council at its last sitting on Tuesday, September 7th, 2021.

“Having exhaustively deliberated on the report of the Joint Committee of Council and Senate, which investigated the case of sexual harassment against Mosobalaje, the University Council, unambiguously declared its zero tolerance to sexual harassment in any form or guise and, accordingly, applied the appropriate University sanctions for such an offence as contained in the University regulation.”

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