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Relationships between male lecturers, female students must be consentual – OAU

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The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Abiodun Olanrewaju has cleared the air on the problem of romantic relationships between male lecturers and feminine college students of the establishment.

In a radio present affairs programme monitored by DAILY POST on Thursday, Olanrewaju disclosed that since there was no common legislation stopping a person from approaching a lady however when a lady refuses such advances, it needs to be taken for what it’s, a refusal.

The OAU spokesperson said that the college didn’t frown at relationships between male lecturers and feminine college students whether it is consentual however would solely react when it’s compelled on the feminine scholar.

Olanrewaju added that there have been situations of male lecturers who ended up marrying and having as wives feminine college students inside the college system.

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He, nonetheless, defined that in a college arrange, ‘il loco parentis’ existed, a state of affairs the place lecturers are anticipated to play the roles of oldsters to their college students.

He additionally revealed that many of the ladies inside the college have aged males that they’re in a relationship with, including that the college system has an obligation to information the scholars in morals and manners.

Recall that the college in a press assertion had on Tuesday seventh September, 2021, introduced the dismissal of Dr Adebayo Mosobolaje of the English Language Division, School of Arts, who was discovered responsible of sexual demeanor towards a feminine scholar.

The choice, which was taken by the Governing Council of the establishment, was performed to uphold its zero tolerance coverage for sexual harassments and social vices.

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