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Hijab crisis looms as University Professor allegedly humiliates Muslim student

Crisis is presently looming at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Ogbomoso over alleged humiliation of a female Muslim student.

It was gathered on Thursday that a female Muslim student whose identity has not been revealed was allegedly humiliated by the Dean of Faculty of Nursing for wearing Hijab (a veil usually worn by female Muslims to cover their head).

The incident according to a video online, occurred on Wednesday when the board of Open and Distance Learning Programme addressed the newly admitted nursing students.

It was gathered that the Dean of the Faculty, Professor Ajibade Lawal while addressing the students asked one of the students who was wearing a Hijab to leave the class.

Public Relations Officer of LAUTECH, Mr. Akin Fadeyi when contacted, confirmed the incident.


Fadeyi, in a statement made available on Thursday morning, noted that the case was being handled by the university management.

He said, “This is to inform stakeholders that the unfortunate issues of yesterday as it affects Professor Bayo Lawal Ajibade and a particular Muslim woman is being handled by Management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State.

“Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mojeed Olaide Liasu already mandated the Provost of the College of Health Sciences, Professor Adeyemi, to supervise a high powered investigation into the matter.

“Management is, therefore, imploring students particularly, to maintain peace as they go about their duties on the University premises to allow investigation go on.

“The Ag. Vice-Chancellor has assured that nobody will be shielded”.

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