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Sex For Marks Scandal: Burden Of Culpability Between Monica Osagie and Prof. Richard Akindele

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Monica Osagie and Prof. Richard Akindele
Monica Osagie and Prof. Richard Akindele

Monica Osagie and Prof. Richard Akindele

By now the whole country knows the identity of the girl involved in the ‘sex for marks’ scandal with Professor Richard Akindele which Nigeria News reported on. Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student in the Faculty of Management yesterday testified before the OAU panel investigating what went down between her and Professor Akindele.

After her testimony, the public was given a glimpse into the mindset of the panel members. The lawyer representing Monica Osagie spoke on behalf of her client.

According to the lawyer, Monica Osagie told the panel how she believed the Professor failed her deliberately so he could blackmail her into having sex with him. That is another way of saying she believed she never failed the course in question.

For some people who are determined to crucify the girl, her testimony opened a new front in the case. They contend that the course she failed, which only two other students failed, must be scrutinized.

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The logic is this: it is very likely she actually failed the course and elected to use illegal means to pass. In which case she must be punished appropriately and the lecturer allowed to go free for being the hapless victim of a manipulative female.

There is even an opinion piece on an online media written by a Professor at the University of Ilorin denouncing Monica Osagie and declaring Professor Akindele a hero.

That a Professor in a different University is applauding Professor Akindele while painting the lady black should not come as a surprise. The academia in Nigeria has operated as if the rot in the system can be excused because they are intellectuals.

Over the years, University administrations have colluded to prevent the persecution of various staff found culpable in crimes against the society. At worst, they get a slap on the wrist and are allowed to go free.

As was revealed recently, it wasn’t Ms. Osagie who released that audio recording of her encounter with the randy professor.

When the incident happened some months ago, she had sought the assistance of some members of staff to help her resolve the issue with the professor.

She played the audio to them so that her incredulous story would pass muster. Because the plain truth is, nobody would believe her without evidence like that. And even if they did, without that evidence, there was nothing they could do about it.

It was one of those she approached for help that released the audio to the public. With the benefit of hindsight, whoever released the audio might be thinking it was the wrong thing to do.

In the first place, that audio has totally eviscerated the credibility of Professor Akindele. Remember, this is a man in great standing not only in the University but also in his church where he is also a pastor.

Secondly, what happens to Monica Osagie from this point onwards is anybody’s guess. You don’t need to stretch your imagination to know other lecturers and university staff would make life a living hell for her.

Victimization of whistleblowers is one reason the public hardly get to hear about cases like this. There are numerous cases of sexual harassment in universities that go unreported. The obvious downside is that sexual predators become emboldened when they face no sanctions.

The other side of a case like this is that the ladies initiate these trysts. In some cases, that is absolutely correct.

But you would never hear such ladies looking for justice. For these sets of ladies, it is in their own interests to meet the demands of their lecturers because that is the only way they can pass their way through the University.

However, no matter how long we try to argue the right or wrong of this case, everything boils down to the following

1. Was that Professor Akindele speaking in that audio tape?

2. If the answer is yes, then he is guilty of sexual harassment.

3. A separate, mutually exclusive case can’t be brought against the girl for conspiracy to defraud the system using sex

4. Her co-conspirator in this second case is Professor Akindele. That is very obvious from listening to the audio tape.

It is clear he wasn’t forcing her to have sex with him. The negotiation broke down because he wanted five rounds of sex with the lady. The audio though didn’t tell us how many rounds she would have been comfortable with.

If Ms. Monica Osagie is found guilty of anything, the Professor too must be equally found guilty of the same crime.

And any decent person must agree that as the responsible person in a position of power, Professor Akindele should be more culpable.

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu Finally Speaks On 2019 JAMB Results

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu Finally Speaks On 2019 JAMB Results

During a briefing in JAMB headquaters complex in Bwari, Abuja, the Minister for Education, Mallam Adam Adamu praised the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB for showing absolute honesty, transparency and efficiency in executing its role to the Nigeria educational system, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

The Minister said the following on Saturday that, “There is no doubt about it, that the motto of the Board which is Service and Integrity had long visualised the current leadership of the organisation.

Mr. Adamu additionally said, “I, therefore, congratulate Dr Emmanuel Ndukwue, the Chairman of the Governing Board and his team for a wonderful job,’

The Minister, Adamu said that the effort JAMB had executed to curb examination malpractice through taking time to release the UTME result is worthwhile and it’s going to make the public aware that there is consequence for any sort of malpractices carried out even  after which they’ve successfully succeed in the act.

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The Minister also added that it is disheartening that the examination misconduct are more common among the young ones who are regarded to be the leader of tomorrow. He then said that the Ministry of Education are in supportive of the examination body in the quest to reduced the menace of examination misconduct.

He further added that JAMB have come to lay example for other examination body in the country, and that they are worth emulating. He urged that other examination body to also take the horn to reduce examination misconduct that has been of rampant things across the country.

As per the remodelling of the JAMB headquarter, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said that the project estimatedly cost 46 million naira.

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JAMB UTME results: JAMB 2019 top news today, May 18th

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JAMB 2019

Today, May 18 2019, NIGERIA NEWS have gathered the latest JAMB news. This includes the release of JAMB 2019 UTME exams.

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JAMB students can now check there UTME Results Online

Mr. Fabian Benjamin, the Head of JAMB’s Media and Information Unit, says that candidates can now check their results online. Find out how to Check your result online.

It is has been discovered that some students are having problems with checking their results through the SMS platform. Therefore, the exam board decided to open the portal for accessing the 2019 UTME score online.

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Mr Fabian said:

“Candidates can now check their results on the portal.

“They must first log into their profiles and then, click on ‘check UTME Examination Results”

JAMB reveals the number of Candidates that have checked their UTME Results

Following reports that some students could not check their result through SMS, the exam has decided to open up on the issue.

After a long delay, JAMB finally announced the release of the 2019 UTME Results on May 11, 2019.

Students were told to send ‘RESULTS’ to 55019 with the phone number used in registering the JAMB form.

Mr Fabian Benjamin who disprove the claims that some students are yet to see their results, said that over 1.5 Million students have gain access to their results.

How to Print Out JAMB 2019 UTME Results Online

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has opened its online portal for accessing the UTME 2019 Results.

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The Results which have taken a long time to be released was initially unavailable online. But now, It is opened for Printing out the result.

Here are 3 Ways to Print your result:

  • Click on JAMB RESULT PORTAL
  • Enter ONLY your Registration Number or E-Mail address used for JAMB Registration
  • Connect a Printer to Print Out the Result

Check out The 2019 UTME Result Breakdown

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