- Sexual harassment in tertiary institutions
Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State on Sunday promised to take decisive measures against lecturers in state-owned tertiary institutions for harassment and other forms of abuse on students.
He made this known while addressing members of the National Union of Kebbi State Students during the inauguration and swearing-in ceremony of the body’s new executive members in Birnin Kebbi.
Bagudu said the decision became necessary with a view to sanitising the institutions and promote smooth and conducive learning environment for students devoid of maltreatment and harassment of any kind.
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The governor said: “I want to urge you as students from various tertiary institutions in the state to report any form of abuse or harassment to government to avoid undergoing unnecessary depressions.
“I also want to charge you to create communication channels for female students to express themselves and you must also be champions of advocacy for students to instil more efforts to excel in your academic in line with your IQs.”