- The NUC has advised universities to publish the names of lecturers found guilty of sexual harassment
- The commission called for drastic measures to be put in place, in order to bring an end to sexual harassment in universities
- According to the NUC, this will stop lecturers from taking advantage of undergraduates
Universities in the country have been advised by the National Universities Commission (NUC) to advertise the names of lecturers found guilty of sexual harassment in newspapers.
The NUC gave the advice via its executive secretary, Prof Adamu Rasheed, during the 33rd conference of the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities which took place at the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun state on Monday, August 27, Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Rasheed called for drastic measures to be out in place, in order to bring an end to sexual harassment in universities, which he sad had become rampant.
He said: “Sexual harassment is a major challenge in our universities and we must take a decisive action to curb it. Universities should be determined to curb this and we just have to be very serious about it.
“It is damaging our reputation and we must do everything to stamp it out. Whenever you sanction somebody, let their names be advertised in newspapers so that the public will be aware that they have been punished. This will stop them from taking advantage of our girls and boys in the universities.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Omananyi Yunusa, a lecturer in the Department of Geology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger state, was sacked by the management over his involvement in the sexual harassment of a female student of the institution.
Lydia Legbo, the deputy director, information and publications of the university, said the dismissal of Yunusa followed the outcome of investigations into alleged sexual assault on a female student in the department who took a course taught by the lecturer.
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