Nigerians have railed against the decision of the management of Babcock University to expel the female student in a sex tape which went viral on Wednesday. Indeed, the majority of the enraged reactions have accused the institution of wrongful expulsion. Specifically, the opposition is based on the fact that the act did not take place within the university premises.
During the early hours of Wednesday, November 20, social media users were treated to a sexually explicit content online. Indeed, 1st News had reported that two students of the institution had made a sex tape which was eventually leaked online. You can read up the details here.
At the time, the identities of the students in the sex tape were yet to be confirmed.
Since the video surfaced online, authorities of the established institution immediately distanced themselves from the controversy. Subsequently, the management of Babcock University issued a statement to set the facts straight. A copy of the statement, which was sighted by 1st News, was signed by Joshua Suleiman. Equally important. Suleiman is the Director of Communication & Marketing in the institution.
In it, the university revealed that both offenders in the video were ex-students of the school. Further, Suleiman revealed that the young man in the video was expelled since February 2019 due to drug-related issues.
However, the statement affirmed that until the video broke out; the young lady was a third year student of Accounting of Babcock University. Thereafter, she was expelled from the university for violating its rules.
Babcock University wrong to expel student, Nigerians insist
Nevertheless, Nigerians have taken to social media to blast the management of Babcock University for its decision to expel the lady. As a matter of fact, the major school of thought holds that the university’s rules did not prohibit students from engaging in sexual intercourse while on vacation.
Meanwhile, 1st News has garnered some of the thoughts of Nigerians on the matter as expressed on social media.
I sincerely don't get what the expulsion is based on. Did she break any rule by simply having sex outside the #babcok University premises on holiday her own private life
We need people to fight for this girl's rights, Can't just ruin her life like this
— Communications Mechanic (@danjhay_) November 21, 2019
Y'all can say whatever you want, but the expulsion of that Babcock lady is purely unfair and unjustifiable. I'm baffled no human right org is coming out to defend that lady. This is a sexual activity that took place outside Babcock, and it was even on holiday. pic.twitter.com/z9fYFSLhjt
— Pastor Mrs Ola (@Deola_Adereti) November 21, 2019
— darhmilolar (@darhmilolar) November 20, 2019
— Barri Sambaris (@barri_samb) November 20, 2019
If this is as true as they say that it happened on holidays, I think the punishment is totally gross and undeserved. No rule says don't fuck on vacation. Babcock won't have students if they had a glimpse of what other students did #babcok
— Gerald (@jerahlde) November 20, 2019
— Kelvin (@Kelvin_w1se) November 20, 2019
I'm not in support of public display of indecent act, however, #babcock University shouldn't have expelled the girl because the act wasn't done within the school premises. She has the right to live her private life the way she wants. #babcok #babcook
— Anu openiyi(anop) (@openiyianu) November 20, 2019
I don't understand how having sex outside the school premises violates the school ethics and regulations. #babcok
— Adetoro Babatunde (@hanthroh4real) November 20, 2019
Was it wrong for the school to expel a student that had sex outside the school premises during the holidays?
Why do we always CONDEMN instead of CORRECT?#babcock #babcok #babcook #Nigeriatwitter pic.twitter.com/4I8opVmWgd
— Henry ?? (@afekuanahenry) November 20, 2019
Meanwhile, some Twitter users have taken the religious angle on the matter. Further, they held that for the fact that it is a Christian institution; Babcock University should have attempted to reform the lady and not condemn her.
If a school expels a student for cases related to sex or theft,then am sorry to say they have failed the major promise of moulding students to be fit in character and in learning.
Our girls should stop being stupid too.#babcok
— Three-Eyed Raven (@NnajiMosesO3) November 20, 2019
#miakalifa #babcok “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her…. look at yourself and make amendment .. She needs love now . What a difficult moment for her even if the so called Christian school turn their back on a sinner must we do ?
— MenTor Adewale ? (@officialmentora) November 20, 2019
We can actually use social media platforms
to compel #babcok to re-address this issue by retweeting and tagging them.. This is injustice, you don't preach moral character when they don't have the morals to do right by their students… Rubbish religious hypocrites
— Yinbirikeye Denyefa Elizabeth (@yinslizzy) November 20, 2019