While in Nigerian secondary schools, corporal punishment might including the use of canes and asking the offending person to assume strange body positions, it is not something that occurs in tertiary institutions.
However, a lecturer in the University of Lagos (UNILAG) seems to be bent on bringing corporal punishment to the university.
According to a Nairaland user, this is what happened:
“This happened in the University of Lagos(UNILAG), faculty of arts precisely during a Geography class. The name of the lecturer is Mr Ogunkunle.
“It’s not as if this is the norms in Unilag, i say a big No. But this particular lecturer has been terrorizing us.
“We have other lecturers who behaves well but this particular man is just something else i mean why will you tell adults like this to kneel and raise up hands just because they were not able to spell a particular word.
“This lecturer rarely comes to class when he comes he spends most time sending students out and threatening them. He is just a disgrace to this wonderful university. We have very brilliant, decent lecturers who respects us for who we are e.g their response to the dress code saga.
“We are please begging the university to help caution lecturers like this so that our great UNILAG won’t be a laughing stock among other universities.”
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