Sexual Harassment: Minister Vows To Deal With Perpetrators

Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, has warned members of the academia and the university community over sexual harassment on campuses, stressing that the ministry would deal decisively with perpetrators of such acts.

Mamman gave the warning in Abuja on Thursday when he received the report of the committee on alleged sexual harassment by the Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Calabar, Prof. Cyril Ndifo.

He said that sexual harassment was a serious criminal offence that must be dealt with decisively, whenever it occurs.

According to him, the ministry would do everything humanly possible to stem the ugly tide in institutions of higher learning.

He noted that the offence of sexual harassment was cancerous and must be eliminated at all costs, adding that all hands must be on deck to tackle the menace in the education system.

Mamman also maintained that the administration of President Bola Tinubu would protect the vulnerable groups within the country’s education system.

The minister said he would evoke the long arm of the law to ensure that perpetrators were adequately punished, saying that no one would be allowed to take advantage of vulnerable groups.

“Sexual offences units will be established in the ministry and all institutions of higher learning to deal with the menace,” he said.

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