Students’ Extortion On Campuses Will Soon End – Lecturers

Lecturers in some tertiary institutions in Lagos have agreed to stem the tide of unwholesome developments like cultism, extortion, exploitation, sexual harassment, sale of course handouts and irrelevant text books, on their campuses, so as to return them to their pride of place.
This was made known at a joint meeting between lecturers of University of Lagos(UNILAG), Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) and the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) in Lagos.
Lecturers had been alleged of being involved in sexually harassing their students, extorting monies and other inducements from them before they would pass them or made to buy handouts that were not relevant to their courses.
Dr Adelaja Odukoya, Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), UNILAG chapter, said that the union was aware that there were reports of incessant sexual harassment against female students , extortion and intimidation of students by lecturers in universities across the country.
According to him, reports of such are becoming a common place in tertiary institutions in the country. He noted that the development must be tackled headlong if the country intended to attain its quest for qualitative and sound educational environment.
He said that lecturers must be able to comport themselves with a degree of self-esteem and integrity at all times in order to win the respect of the general public.
He noted that lecturers must also exhibit high moral standards in dealing with students ,especially the female students, in order to guarantee them secure and conducive teaching and learning environment.
Odukoya added that ASUU would continue to sensitise its members on the need to sustain cordial student-lecturer relationship.

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