A video has surfaced online showing the moment an alleged final year student of Covenant University, Ibukunoluwa Aina, got his online project defense canceled and was asked by a lecturer to shave his beard because he looked ill-dressed for his defense.
In the clip, Aina and a panel of invigilators were seen on a Zoom video conference where some students were defending the project they carried out as part of the requirements for them to graduate from the institution.
When he appeared for his defense however, one of his lecturers stopped him from proceeding because of his full beard. The lecturer then asked him to go back and shave the beards and then return for another defence.
The lecturer said; “Look at the way you’re appearing and you’re saying that you have presented…Aina you have not presented, you have to go and barb, change your appearance”.
Watch the video:
However, taking to Twitter after the video had gone viral, Aina revealed he had heeded instruction by shaving off his beards, adding that his project defense was a success.
— IBK (@only1bkk) September 15, 2020