- Alhaji Atiku Abubakar described the harassment of female students in tertiary institutions as unacceptable
- The former vice president said it does not represent what education should be
- Atiku called for systemic strategies to end this menace in tertiary institutions
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has condemned the prevalence of sexual harassment against female students by lecturers particularly in public tertiary institutions.
The former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party was reacting to a video released by the BBC that exposed sexual harassment against female students at the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.
Atiku in his reaction to the video on Monday, October 7, described it as unacceptable and said it required systemic strategies to put an end to it. He said such psychological abuse against women should not be allowed to thrive.
According to him, it is against what a sound education system is supposed to represent.
Legit.ng had reported that Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer at the University of Lagos popularly known as UNILAG, was caught on camera demanding sexual gratification in exchange for offering admission to a student.
Igbeneghu was exposed following an investigative report by BBC Africa tagged “Sex for Grades” where an undercover journalist, Kiki Mordi, disguised as a 17-year-old secondary school graduate who was seeking admission into UNILAG.
The lecturer was targeted for investigation after series of allegations of sexual assaults levelled against him by female students covering a period of nine months.
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