University of Port Harcourt has launched its policy on sexual harassment
The vice chancellor of the university professor NDOWA E. S. LALE at the launch of the policy ceremony which held at Ebitime Banigo hall said the university decided to up her game on sexual harassment to ensure that the young men and women put in their charge are protected from antics of sexual predators who use their privileged positions power to blackmail or rail road their unwilling students or subordinate staff into granting them sexual Favors
He said the management of the university in the policy document defines the rules of engagement in terms of the acceptable of engagement between lectures, administrators and students including visitors to the university
Prof NDOWA Said sanctions would be meted to erring members of staff but also has a robust in built checks and balances to protect those who are innocently accused.
He also warned any person so accused would be presumed guilty until he or she can prove otherwise under the established rules of fair hearing
Prof NDOWA also warned that henceforth, Lectures and administrators who do not remember to tell their Tailors to sow zippers in front of their trousers should be ready to bear the consequences of their amorous liaison with female students and that students who harass lectures to award them undeserved grades should equally be ready to face the music if and when caught in the act of self-advertisement to their lectures.
Also speaking at the ceremony the 6th vice chancellor of uniport professor Don M Baridam describes sexual harassment on the campus of Nigeria University today to the systemic failure of a few morally depraved lectures and administrator’s mindset, who sees women as mere sex objects suitable for their sadistic gratification
He called on all and sundry to join hands and each person play their part in this noble campaign aimed at naming and shaming identified sexual predators within the university system and also urged other institutions to copy uniport road map in addressing the unsavory activities of those morally loose lectures and administrators