Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, advised female students to stop going to lecturers unnecessarily to avoid being sexually harassed. He further warmed them to desist from harassing their lecturers.
Adamu, was represented by the Assistant Director, Tertiary Department of ministry, Mrs. Ijeoma Duru, made the statement in reference to the recent Sex For Grades documentary by the BBC.
He highlighted the need for female students to study hard in order to make good grades and be able to defend their certificate.
The speed was delivered at the University of Port Harcourt during the unveiling of the policy document against sexual harassment.
Adamu commended the management of the institution for being the first to unveil a policy document against sexual harassment, adding that the policy document should be adopted by other higher institutions of learning. He added that the policy would go a long way in check mating the menace of sexual harassment in Nigerian universities.
In delivering the address, Mrs Ijeoma Duru said:
“The Federal Ministry of Education is embarrassed with the allegations of sexual harassment in Nigerian higher institutions. Girls should read their books and be able to defend their certificates. They should stop going to lecturers unnecessarily and should not harass their lecturers. We are recommending UNIPORT’s Sexual Harassment Policy to other higher institutions in Nigeria.”