Dr. Desmond Izunwanne, a lecturer at Imo State University, Owerri, has been suspended for allegedly slapping female students who arrived late for class and dressed inappropriately.
It was learned that the university’s administration approved the lecturer’s immediate suspension until further notice.
This was made clear in a statement signed by the University’s spokesperson, Ralph Njokuobi, who called the lecturer’s actions “barbaric and unbecoming.”
Njokuobi also announced the formation of a three-person disciplinary committee to “unravel the immediate and remote causes that led to his uncouth behavior.”
“It has come to the attention of the Management of the Imo State University that the viral video circulating around the world about the indecorous actions of a lecturer of the university, Dr Desmond lzunwanne of the Physiology Department, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of the Imo State University, Owerri, against four students of the university has come to the attention of the Management of the Imo State University.”
“Management saw the lecturer’s actions as barbaric and unbecoming of someone in that position.”
“At the conclusion of the management meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, management approved the suspension of the lecturer, Dr Desmond lzunwanne, until further notice and has formed a three-man disciplinary committee to investigate the immediate and remote causes of his uncouth behavior.”The university pleaded with the general public, as well as all Human Rights Organizations, to allow it to conduct a proper investigation and, if necessary, recommend appropriate sanctions in accordance with the staff conditions of service.
“Management will not accept any breach in the academic and moral standards expected of any lecturer, regardless of how highly he is places in the university, and sincerely believe in rules of engagement between lecturers and students.” “We appreciate your patience and understanding,” the statement concluded.
Source: Sahara Reporters