he University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has officially reacted over a twerking video of its first-year student, Mirabel Obi that went viral on the Internet.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports UNN in a statement as saying that Mirabel has neither been suspended nor had any punishment pronounced on her on account of the incident.
Recall that a video of Mirabel, a medical laboratory science student of the university went viral on the Internet recently.
Rumours quickly went round that the university had suspended her. It has also been reported of Mirabel having suicidal thoughts over the whole incident.
However, in a statement released by Dr Okwun Omeaku, UNN’s Public Relations Officer, management revealed that the university has set up a panel to investigate circumstances surrounding the incident.
According to the statement, there is no pre-determined punishment for the student.
The statement reads: “The attention of management of the University of Nigeria has been drawn to comments and reactions trailing a trending video published on social media.
“The video involved our student who twerked half-clad in front of Akpabio Hostel in a bid to win a dance contest.
“Preliminary findings revealed that she is a first year student in our Department of Medical Laboratory Science.
“For the records, the University of Nigeria does not condone acts of indecency and other morally reprehensible behaviour from our students.
“Our degrees and certificates are awarded only to those who have been found worthy in character and learning.
“Against the backdrop of mixed reactions on the video, it is important to clarify that the University has neither suspended the student nor pronounced any punishment on account of the incident.
“However, the management has set up a panel to investigate circumstances surrounding the incident. Further action will be guided by the report of the panel.
“We urge the general public to disregard reports that the student has been suspended.
The public should also ignore any comment suggesting a pre-determined punishment for the student”.