UNN student says school officials harassed her over twerking video
A medical student from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Mirabel Obi, has accused the school authorities of harassing her over a trending viral video.
“I wasn’t expelled, I repeat I was only harassed without being heard from (the authorities in question badged into my hostel and ransacked my properties),” Mirabel said on her Instagram page.
“A lot of my properties have been damaged and some are nowhere to be found like how do you invade someone’s privacy.”
Mirabel was seen dancing in a video that went viral on Saturday. A video of the school’s dean of students affairs where he threatened to prosecute and expel the student also went viral.
The student stated she does “not know what they told him (dean of students affairs) about me that made him rage in so much anger and also to make the decision to expel me” as twerking should not lead to expulsion from the school.
“I am not and was never expelled because we all know that you cannot expel a student on the ground of twerking,” Mirabel said.
The student said she has “faced so much humiliation, I don’t even know how to come out anymore” since the issue was made public.
Mirabel stated that there is no way in the school rules that restrained students from ‘twerking’.
“We were all dancing in front of the girls hostel, and there was never a place that twerking is violating the school rules and regulations,” Mirabel said.
“I have watched a lot of girls compete in the past and what they wore was nothing better than mine,” Mirabel said. “It was equivalent to what I wore and sometimes worse because after all, we feel we are dancing in front of our fellow females, but then I feel the amount I made was the reason for the video going viral.
“Twerking has nothing to with my academics because you can’t even make it to be a medical student in UNN without crossing 300 and above in ur JAMB. I am still very serious and I know how to balance my social/academic life.”
The student disclosed that she won N30,000 in the dancing competition and not N10,000 as earlier supposed in social media posts.