Worried by the recurrent cases of sex -for -mark syndrome across the tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the National Female Students Association of Nigeria (NFSAN), has threatened to sue and jail lecturers apprehended with verifiable evidence of sexual harassment against their colleagues in any of the campuses across the country.
Addressing journalists in Ado Ekiti, on Saturday, commemorating the 2021 International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, NFSAN President, Com. Mary Modupe Adetiba, advised female students to speak up and stop dying in silence while being harassed sexually by lecturers.
Adetiba, the third NFSAN President, said: ” My message to lecturers intimidating and subjecting Female students to sex -for -grade is that, whenever we are armed with verifiable evidence of such, we are going to file legal actions against them.
She maintained that the brutal assault and murder of Uwaila Omozuwa , a student of University of Benin and Iniobong Umoren, underscored the need for more proactive initiatives and laws in addressing the underlining cause of sexual violence.
“A report of 24 states in Nigeria showed that 346 incidents of sexual violence were reported in March 2020, and within the first two weeks of April, the figures rose by 56%. This development is worrisome and all hands must be on the deck in finding a lasting solution to this growing menace.