…….Clears the issue on viral video
The President and Vice-Chancellor of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Prof. Tayo Ademola, has listed their achievements as well as clear the issue of the viral video on one of the university student.
Speaking at a media luncheon with Education Correspondents at the university, the VC said currently the university is running 32 programmes fully accredited by the National Universities Commission, NUC, as well as several International bodies. “I dare say no other private university in Nigeria has the same advantage.
“Our latest accolades bear witness to this, Muyiwa Abiru a second Class Upper student of Babcock University emerged as the overall best graduate in Bar examination in 2019 in Nigeria and this has therefore sustained our record of producing Nigerian Law School’s top graduating students for more than three consecutive years.
He also added that the same year 2019, 10 students from Babcock University graduated from Nigeria Law School with First Class.
“Similarly, Chioma Echebiri, a student of our School of Law and Security Studies emerged third in the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) 2019 Scholarship award.
“In 2018, Moyosore Eigbefor, our student, was the best in the professional Accounting examination (London, Canada and Nigeria centres) and besides Law and Accounting programmes, Babcock is maintaining its lead in Medicine and Nursing and as top in Computing Engineering and in Social Work.”
Saying that available records reveal that Nigeria loses over 100 million naira annually to medical tourism, Prof. Ademola said the institution’s Cardiac Centre has performed over 300 open heart surgeries at the Babcock University Teaching Hospital as well as several total knee cap replacement and spinal surgeries thereby assisting the nation in saving millions of hard earned foreign exchange.
“For over two decades, it has significantly contributed to national socio-political, industrial and cultural development through innovations and inventions in Science, Medicine and Technology.
“To God be the glory, we have maintained the World Branding Awards in the Education category in the last five years, (2015-2019). We hope to break new records as we eagerly await the commencement of our School of Environmental Studies as well as Distance and e-learning.”
On the issue of the sex video on one of the student of the institution, the VC disclosed that he shed tears while signing the letter of expulsion of the female student having sex in a viral video.
He, however, said both of them had been expelled even as he maintained that the act did not take place on Babcock premises.
The girl in the video was a 300-Level student of accounting at the time the video was released but the management said she had been expelled since the video leaked in April.
Ademola said the management decided to expel her to protect the reputation of the faith-based university.
He said, “I signed it (the expulsion letter) with tears in my eyes, as a responsible father, I want to tell you, we are not leaving this young lady to her doom.
“The pastor called me last week, I prayed with the family, the father called me and said pray with your daughter.
“So I look forward to a time when this young lady will graduate and will be celebrated…It may not be here and I don’t know where but we are not throwing the baby away with the bath water.
“I just want to say that Babcock is based on love but love has two sides, the sides of discipline and mercy.”
The vice-chancellor, however, gave a hint that the expelled student might be readmitted if she fulfilled some conditions.
He said the management had once readmitted about two expelled students after they had undergone the process of rehabilitation and came back like prodigal sons.
Asked whether the school would readmit the girl, Ademola said, “If God doesn’t write off everybody totally, why not? But, I am not giving any guarantee of her coming back. There are a series of examinations that we have to do to be sure that everything is alright before that
We have some students who have been expelled before now that are back on campus, so, her case is not hopeless, but some conditions must be met before such could happen.”
He, however, appealed to the media to ensure they balance their reports as their profession demanded.
“We invite you to continue to be part of our present and future. Here at Babcock University, we say ‘The Future is Bright’ and indeed we ask you to join us in making it so.”
He added that the social media news have attempted to besmirch the university, “but we are undaunted in the face of such challenges.”