The management of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, has offered to give a scholarship to the 18-year-old admission seeker allegedly raped by a part-time lecturer of the University of Lagos, Mr. Akin Baruwa, Punch reports.
The school made the decision out of concern after they learnt that the girl was victimized in the process of seeking admission into the school.
The girl was said to be unqualified to study Mass Communication in UNILAG with her 211 score in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Confirming the development on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 the school’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Oluwole Amusan, said, “Giving out scholarships to indigent students is not new to us.
“Our founder had a foundation whose existence preceded the university, through which scholarships were given to students.
“Since the university was established four years ago, the tradition has continued.”
The scholarship would cover the four-year duration of Mass Communication, which the victim chose to study.
The Vice Chancellor said it has not been determined whether the scholarship would be full or partial since he had not yet interacted with the father of the victim.
It was learnt that one fifth of the over 1,000 undergraduate students of the Adeleke University are on scholarship.
In reaction to the news, the highly elated father of the victim, who was a friend of the erring lecturer said, “I was so happy when I was contacted. May God bless you so much for seeing the case through. I am so happy. Such scholarship would be a big blessing to my daughter.”