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Sex-For-Grades, extortion by lecturers, worry UNICAL, Akwanga COE

He said the management of the school had information that some lecturers lured female

The University of Calabar (UNICAL) has decried the increasing rate of sexual harassment and extortion by some lecturers of the institution.

The institution’s Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of administration, Prof Michael P. Okon who disclosed that the increasing rate of the offences, warned the lecturers against violating the school’s rules.

Already, Okon said an investigation carried out by the school had found some lecturers wanting and they would soon face a disciplinary committee.

He said the management of the school had information that some lecturers lured female students to relaxation places, hotels, or their homes to write scripts and were then harassed for sex.

He said: “It has come to the knowledge of UNICAL management that some teaching staff have revived the obnoxious and abhorrent acts of sorting, extortion, sex for grades and sexual harassments.

“Some departments and lecturers have been specifically fingered and investigations have commenced. Management also has information that lecturers have resorted to giving students scripts to write in hotel rooms, relaxation places, or their homes.”

Similarly, the management of the College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State, has vowed to track down lecturers who go against the institution’s rules by harassing female students for sex in a bid to increase their grades.

The provost of the institution, Rev. Jonathan Wakili, who stated this at the beginning of the 2021 academy session in Akwanga said no fewer than 3,558 students were matriculated into the School of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Languages, School of Vocational and Technical Education, School of Sciences, School of Education, and School of ECCE/PED respectively.

According to him, “The college authority would invoke the provisions of the law to deal decisively with any perpetrator of such vices.”


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