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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Ebonyi State University Sacks Female Lecturer For Sexually Harrassing A Student

The management of Ebonyi State University has wielded the big stick against a female lecturer who was reported for sexually harrassing a student. The female lecturer in the Faculty of Education was sacked by the university's Council as deterrent for others participating in the act. Accoriding to The Sun, students have been raising alarm over increased spate of sexual harassment and exploitation meted to them by some lecturers in the institution before the incident.

Some of the students told The Sun that some lecturers in the university demanded sex, and in some cases, financial gratification before they could pass their courses.

Also, a male lecturer in the Department of History and International Relations of the institution, was suspended by the management of the institution over alleged sexual misconduct with female students and other unethical practices.

The suspended lecturer was allegedly in the habit of seeking sexual and financial gratification from students before they could pass the course handled by him.

Some students who spoke to The Sun lamented that the ugly trend was rapidly increasing. They said that it was now “normal among students”. They lamented that they pay between N10,000 and N30,000 or offer sex for them to pass certain courses in the school.

When contacted on phone, Vice Chancellor of the varsity, Prof. Francis Idike, confirmed the incident. He said that although the menace of sex-for-marks was rampant in the school, his administration is making spirited effort to sanitize the system.