Imo State University Suspends Lecturer, Dr. Desmond Izunwanne, For Slapping Female Students Who Came Late To Class
Dr. Desmond Izunwanne, a lecturer at the Imo State University, Owerri has been suspended for allegedly slapping female students who arrived at a class session behind schedule and in non-departmental uniform.
It was learnt that the management made of the university approved the immediate suspension of the lecturer till further notice.
This was made known in a statement signed by the spokesperson for the University, Ralph Njokuobi, noting that the lecturer’s action was “barbaric and unbecoming.”
Njokuobi also announced that a three-man disciplinary committee was constituted to “unravel the immediate and remote causes that led to his uncouth behaviour.”
The statement read, “It has come to the notice of the Management of the Imo State University that the viral video circulating around the globe 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.
“Management viewed the action of the lecturer as barbaric and unbecoming of such a person occupying that position.
“At the end of the management meeting held on Tuesday 2 May 2023, management approved the suspension of the lecturer, Dr Desmond lzunwanne, till further notice and has set up a three-man disciplinary committee to unravel the immediate and remote causes that led to his uncouth behaviour.
“The university implored the general public and indeed all Human Rights Organisations to allow it conduct a proper investigation and recommend appropriate sanctions where necessary in line with the staff conditions of service.
“Management will not accept any breach in the academic and moral standards expected of any lecturer irrespective of how highly he is placed in the university and sincerely believe in rules of engagement between lecturers and students.
“The University is on top of the game as it affects the matter under review. Thanks for your understanding and patience,” the statement added.
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