Finally, Lecturer’s Student Marriage Proposal Draws Reactions From University, ASUU

Finally, Lecturer’s Student Marriage Proposal Draws Reactions From University, ASUU

  • The Abia State chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) sees nothing wrong with a lecturer and a student marrying each other
  • This was in response to the viral marriage proposal of a lecturer to a student at the Abia State University, Uturu
  • Management of the University also confirmed that it was a matter of choice and personal conviction journalist Segun Adeyemi has over 9 years of experience covering political events, civil societies, courts, and metro

Uturu, Abia - Abia State University, Uturu's administration and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) responded to a lecturer's recent marriage proposal to a student during a class session.

The incident occurred on February 14, when the lecturer, Wisdom Anucha, surprised many by proposing to his girlfriend in her classroom.

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The management of ABSU said there was nothing wrong with a lecturer marrying a student
ASUU stated that no law prohibited a lecturer from marrying his student. Photo Credit: ASUU
Source: Facebook

Anucha was photographed kneeling with a ring, proposing to his girlfriend, reportedly an optometry student at the university, while some students observed with enthusiasm and others recorded the moment.

Anucha teaches in the sociology department of the university.


Numerous Nigerians disapproved of the lecturer who proposed to a student during class.

Ada Ujaligwa, a Facebook user, particularly condemned the lecturer's behaviour as unethical.

As quoted by Premium Times, she wrote:

“I think it is very unethical and unprofessional for a lecturer to propose to a student publicly in a classroom surrounded by other students who were awing and videoing the show.”

She stated that had the lecturer acted similarly at a university abroad, he would have faced immediate termination.

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In response to inquiries, Chijioke Nwogu, the university spokesperson, declined to comment, citing that the incident pertained to a private issue.

Nwogu said:

“I think this is a personal matter. I am not in a position to speak about his (the lecturer’s) relationship.”

Likewise, the ASUU leadership at the university stated that the lecturer did not violate the union's principles or university rules.

Chidi Mbah, the ASUU chairperson at the institution, noted that the issue was deliberated upon during a union meeting, during which they determined that the lecturer's actions were not in contravention of any regulations.

Mbah said:

“It (the proposal to the student) is not against our principle. It is a matter of choice,” Mr Mbah stated.
“On the part of the university law, to the best of my knowledge, there is no law that is against that.”

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Meanwhile, a woman criticised viral Abia State University lecturer Anucha Wisdom for asking a student to marry him during class.

Wisdom gained attention when a video of him proposing to a female student circulated online.

Ada Ujaligwa condemned the lecturer's unprofessional and foolish behaviour that should not be condoned.


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