Sexual harassment becoming an epidemic in tertiary institutions, says don 


A professor of Gudiance and Counseling at the University of Ilorin, Mary Fajonyomi, has expressed concerns that sexual harassment is becoming an epidemic in the Nigerian tertiary institutions.

She acknowledged that though the authorities of many Nigerian tertiary institutions have put in place measures to curb the menace, the prevalence of the scourge still calls for concerns.

The university teacher who had served as a member of  panelists on anti- sex for grand committee at various university stated this in a keynote address delivered at a stakeholders dialogue themed “stemming the tide of social vices among students: Pancea for Growth”, organised by the Kwara state government through the office of the special assistant on Students Affairs, Salami Wasiu.

Professor Fajonyomi also decried what she called the sudden upsurge in social vices among students in the tertiary institutions and the society at large, blaming the home and parents for sharking in their responsibilities.

 The university teacher berated parents for poor upbringing of their children and urged them to return to basis.

“The truth is that something is wrong with the manner in which we raise and bring our children. The home is sick,very very sick .We need to really go back to the basis,” she said.

She also called for proper monitoring of children by their parents up till the university level to properly mould them.

In his address, the state governor, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq admonished students of tertiary institutions who have indulged in cultism, drug abuse and other related social vices to retrace their steps.

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