The Federal Government, through the Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, on Thursday, warned members of the academia and the university community over matters of sexual harassment on campuses.
According to a statement by the spokesperson, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong, gave the warning after receiving the report of the committee on alleged sexual harassment by the Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Professor. Cyril Ndifon.
“Sexual harassment is a serious criminal offence and must be dealt with decisively, when and whenever it occurs, adding that the Federal Ministry of Education will do everything humanly possible to turn the ugly tide in our institutions of higher learning.”
The minister noted that the offence of sexual harassment is “cancerous and must be eliminated at all cost,” adding that all hands must be on deck to tackle the menace in our educational system.
While reiterating that he will evoke the long arm of the law to ensure that perpetrators are adequately punished, the minister added that no one will be allowed to take advantage of vulnerable groups.