Students from the faculty of Arts at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State have called out to the public a lecturer who prevented them from writing tests over textbooks.
They identified the lecturer as Dr Bernand a female lecturer from the Department of Linguistics and African Languages. The affected students revealed that she sent more than half of the students present in the Poetry in Yoruba class out because they couldn’t afford to buy four textbooks which cost about N1,700 each.
This act actually flouts the rule set by the Federal Ministry Of Education’s Directive which stops lecturers from forcing students to buy textbooks as a premise for partaking in continuous assessment.
A student said, “There is a need to educate Dr Bernard that this is OAU, where lecturers don’t force students to buy books. Dr Bernard is laying too much emphasis on those textbooks as if she authored them. The punishment is unfair to us because we are not required to buy textbooks.”
Another affected student painfully spoke about the fact that throughout her stay so far in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) she has never seen a lecturer do something like this. They have begged that the school should come on board to help them as the woman doesn’t seem to be listening to their appeal.