#ASUU Wades In As UNILORIN Female Lecturer Beaten To A Vegetative State Recovers


The chairman of University of Ilorin chapter of the  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the union will ensure that the massive dehumanization of a female lecturer of the institution inflicted from a student is not left untouched

Recall that Headlinenews reported that A 400-level student of the Department of Microbiology of the university, Waliyullah Salaudeen,  dehumanized a female lecturer to a vegetative state  over a disagreement regarding his SIWES programme. The incident, it was gathered, happened on Thursday.

The student, popularly known as ‘Captain Walz’ reportedly skipped his Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) and sought the lecturer, Dr R. S. Zakariya’s help.

According to findings, the student had gone to the lecturer’s office to lobby over his failure to undergo the compulsory SIWES scheme.

But following the lecturer’s refusal, Walz reportedly became furious and pounced on her, inflicting injuries, and ,massively dehumanizing the female lecturer to a vegetable state

She was subsequently taken to hospital after she became unconscious.

Another lecturer in the department who narrated the incident to Headlinenews on Sunday described it as worrisome and frightening.

“Dr Zakariya was the one in charge of their SIWES scheme and Waliyullah did not go for it which means he will lose a whole semester.

“All his efforts to sway the lecturer and the level adviser to award him marks to pass the SIWES failed. 

“There were two of them but his colleague heeded the advice to go back and have it even for one month while Waliyullah refused.

Headlinenews further gathered that Waliyullah has been handed over to the police at the ‘F’ Division, Tanke.

Another source at the university said “He had never been a serious student and has two sessions to spill aside the issue of the SIWES.

“He was also a great singer and used to perform in many picnics and parties held by the students from where he got his moniker”, the source added.

A family source said although the victim is now in a stable condition, she was heavily traumatized by the incident.

The spokesman of the Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi said he was yet to be briefed about the incident when contacted.

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