- A Kano-based tertiary institution has fired a lecturer caught in a video asking students to go on their knees and raise their hands
- The students were alleged to have committed an infraction during their Nigerian People and Culture class
- The video gained traction, and Barr. Abba Hikima, in an open letter to the institution, condemned the action
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Kano - The management of Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, in Wudil, Kano state, has announced the suspension of a lecturer seen in a viral video punishing students of the institution.
The staff was alleged to have subjected the students to corporal punishment over minor infractions when they were having their 'Nigerian People and Culture' class.
Kano lecturer punishes students
In a video shared by the Leadership in a tweet on Monday, February 6, some students were asked to go on their knees and raise their hands like primary school pupils in typical Nigerian schools.
The lecturer was also seen slapping some students, while he sent out some. A caption on the video said the institution has turned to secondary school. The caption reads: "just wudil don turn to secondary school."
Kano varsity petitioned over corporal punishment video
The Leadership accompanied the video with the caption:
"The incident gained widespread attention through a viral video on social media, prompting a Kano-based lawyer, Barr. Abba Hikima, to pen an open letter condemning the actions of the lecturer as barbaric and inhuman."
Tertiary institutions in Nigeria have been called out for alleged maltreatment of students in the past.
Some lecturers have also come under fire for not respecting the rights and privileges of the students.
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