Kano university suspends lecturer for alleged student maltreatment

A lecturer at the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology in Wudil, Kano State, has been placed on suspension after it was alleged that he maltreated some students.

In a statement on Wednesday, February 7, the university’s deputy registrar for information and public relations, Sa’idu Abdullahi Nayaya, confirmed the lecturer’s immediate suspension. The lecturer’s name was withheld. 

A video that went viral showed university students receiving corporal punishment for being late to class and other offences.According to the university administration, among the punishments was a 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 university’s Students Union Government (SUG) applauded the administration for taking corrective action against the erring lecturer.

Adamu Habibu Ado, the SUG president, asked all students to maintain composure, stating that the management’s decisions were taken with the welfare of the university community in mind.

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.”