Female graduates of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu University, Anambra State, have urged the Vice Chancellor to take measures to tackle sexual harassment in the institution, threatening to expose impudent lecturers found in the act.
This comes barely a month after the British Broadcasting Corporation released a documentary exposing perpetrators of sexual harassment in prestigious West African Universities.
The female graduates alleged that five lecturers had sexually harassed several female students of the university, while some who would not succumb to their sexual advances were victimised.
They maintained that one of such lecturers allegedly turned his office into a hotel room, where he would sleep with female students.
Their statement titled, ‘Sex for Grades in Ojukwu University: A Scandal of Gigantic Proportions,” described the act as shameful.
They urged the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Greg Nwakoby, to do the needful to save the female students from the scourge.
The statement read in part, “This shameful act is happening in departments including English, Political Science, Mass Communication, Banking and Finance, Micro-Biology and Philosophy.
“We recommend that closed-circuit television cameras be mounted in and around staff offices in the institution.”
When contacted, the vice-chancellor said he had set up a committee to investigate the allegation.
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