Major university in Nigeria receives backlash for shaving students’ hair as punishment

Mildred Europa Taylor April 08, 2018
The school has been criticised for not respecting the rights of students

Scores of Nigerians are still struggling to come to terms with the news that a private Christian university in the country has punished students by shaving a strip into their hair.

Alumni of the Covenant University has criticized authorities of the school following a viral video showing students having their hair cut. The students are seated in a hall as a man used a hair clipper to shave hair off the middle of their heads under the supervision of some staff members.

It is unclear what caused this sort of punishment but local media say the victims had refused to take Bibles to a service held on campus.

Other students punished were also said to have missed religious services during Easter.

The university, which is affiliated with Living Faith Church Worldwide, Ota, Ogun State, has since been accused of not respecting the right and dignity of the students.

For others, using the same hair clipper on multiple students is not hygienic. The school is yet to comment on the development.

Here are some of the responses on social media:


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