A lecturer of the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano State, has been suspended for allegedly subjecting students to corporal punishment.
The university Deputy Registrar, Information and Public Relations Unit, Sa’idu Abdullahi Nayaya, announced the immediate suspension of the lecturer, whose name was withheld, in a statement on Wednesday, February 7.
A video showing students of the university being subjected to corporal punishment for lateness and other minor offences in their classes had gone viral.
The university management said the punishments included frog jump.
“Viral video on students maltreatment: The staff in question after the suspension would face the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee for further action.
“The management is hereby assuring parents and guardians and the general public that the welfare and safety of the students are topmost and any breach by whosoever way will not be tolerated and go unpunished.’
“The immediate suspension of the lecturer is part of our efforts to addressing this situation and ensure that the welfare and rights of our students are upheld,” the statement said, emphasising that the institution was committed to maintaining a conducive learning environment for all students.
The Students Union Government (SUG) of the institution commended the university management for the action against the erring lecturer.
The SUG president, Adamu Habibu Ado, urged all the students to remain calm as the decisions made by the management, according to him, were taken in the best interest of the university community.
He said: “It is imperative for students to abide by the rules and regulations set by the school management, as we strive to uphold the highest standards of character and learning.”