Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu has advised female students on what to do to handle sexual harassment on their various campuses across Nigeria.
In a speech delivered at the University of Port Harcourt, he advised female students to stop visiting lecturers unnecessarily to avoid sexual harassment, The Punch reports.
The minister who was represented by the Assistant Director, Tertiary Department of the ministry, Mrs. Ijeoma Duru, made this known at the University of Port Harcourt.
The minister stated this in reaction to a sex for grades documentary done by BBC.
Reading a statement from the Minister of Education, Mrs. Ijeoma Duru said:
“The Federal Ministry of Education is embarrassed with the allegations of sexual harassment in Nigerian higher institutions.
“Girls should read their books and be able to defend their certificates. They should stop going to lecturers unnecessarily and should not harass their lecturers.
“We are recommending UNIPORT’s Sexual Harassment Policy to other higher institutions in Nigeria.”
The school’s vice chancellor, Ndowa Lale, explained that the document defined the rules of engagement between lecturers, administrators and students, including visitors to the university.
Visitors who believe that the university is a happy hunting ground for cheap sex should think again, as they would be apprehended, held liable and prosecuted in line with relevant provisions of the policy,” said.