The minister of education, Adamu Adamu has shared a word of advice to all female students to stop going to lecturers unnecessarily.
The minister of education gave the advice on Tuesday 29th October 2019 at the unveiling of a policy document against sexual harassment by the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).
Mr Adamu further warned students against harassing their lecturers. “The federal government ministry of education is highly embarrassed and sad with the allegations of sexual harassment in Nigerian higher institutions,” he said.
Girls should read their books and be able to defend their certificates, especially the female students, he also said. They should also stop going to lecturers unnecessarily and should not harass their lecturers. The minister made it known that he recommends UNIPORT’s sexual harassment policy to other higher institutions in Nigeria to make use of.
The vice-chancellor of the school, Ndowa Lale, explained that the document clearly defines the rules of engagement between lecturers, administrators and their students and also the visitors to the university. “The document specifically defines what constitutes and makes up a sexual harassment case and the punishments to be taken against those who wittingly and unwittingly violates its provisions in the line of duty. From now on, any lecturers and administrator who do not remember to sew adequate zippers in front of their trousers should be ready to bear the consequences of their sexual liaison with female students. Any female student found blackmailing vulnerable male students or their colleagues into illicit sexual assault, should be ready for the long arm of the policy on sexual harassment.” Mr Adamu concluded