Fresh facts emerged on Saturday that Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is yet to award sexual harassment victim, Monica Osagie, a master’s degree because she has not fulfilled the necessary requirements.
The university claimed that Osagie failed a Mathematics course which cannot be waived.
Although she had failed the course twice, the university Senate decided to give her a third chance in view of the peculiar nature of her challenge.
But she allegedly wanted to be awarded the degree, having established a sex-for-grade scandal.
Also, the university said the Vice Chancellor’s meeting with the jailed lecturer, Prof. Richard Akindele, was not to persuade him to go on sabbatical leave.
Akindele had offered to resign but the VC insisted he should defend the allegations against him since he claimed he was innocent.
These details are contained in a tell-it-all brief made available to The Nation by an OAU top official.
The brief explained how the university management pardoned Monica and all students who failed to register on time.
It clarified that after the pardon, Monica’s studentship was regularised after paying the required fees.
The top source, in the brief, said: “It is true that Miss Monica Osagie was not a registered student of OAU by the time she took the exams, but she later paid the required fees and her studentship was regularised.
“This was disclosed to ICPC in the course of investigation and was never part of the reason for not issuing a certificate.
“Miss Osagie was not the only student that failed to register, and all the students affected were pardoned. Why would the university single her out for punishment?
“Referring to the issue is just to whip up sentiments and mislead the reading public.“Around March 2020, her solicitors also engaged in similar publicity. We wanted to respond but the university was advised that it could further traumatise Miss Monica Osagie to read her academic performance on the pages of newspapers after what Professor Akindele did to her. (Nation)