Anybody caught sexually harassing college students or employees members of the Osun State College (UNIOSUN) will now must face the complete wrath of the legislation because the college won’t hesitate to cope with these caught within the act.
The warning is coming from the UNIOSUN Governing Council Chairman, Yusuf Ali, throughout a five-day coaching workshop for members of employees and college students of the College on the menace of sexual harassment and methods to proactively guard towards it.
He warned everybody to watch out to keep away from the shameless act and suggested victims of sexual harassment to report such instances to the suitable authority or go to the varsity’s counselling unit for steering.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Labode Popoola who was represented by Prof. Anthony Kola-Olusanya, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Tutorial, Analysis, Innovation and Partnership in his submission famous that sexual harassments in Nigerian tertiary Establishments was changing into rampant and rising each day.
“Based mostly on the event, the College Governing Council arrange the Prof. Abiodun Alao led committee and charged it to proactively organise enlightenment coaching workshops for the employees and college students”.
Prof. Alao on his half stated the coaching turned related as a result of the employees and college students wanted to know their proper, whom they should communicate to in the event that they develop into victims, the steps they should take and the way they are often free from such harassments.
“The Sexual harassment coaching workshop committee below my watch has developed a sexual harassment steering observe for employees and college students which we’re at present sharing and we’ve additionally rigorously chosen three visitor audio system who’re professionals on this discipline to coach and inform our employees and college students on the present scenario, what may be carried out and means ahead”, he stated.
A visitor speaker, Ibukunoluwa Otesile, defined that bodily attributes had been neither necessities for admission nor a foundation to reach the College including that employees and college students weren’t purported to be bullied or lured into any exercise that’s totally different from the primary motive why they had been within the College.
She disclosed that “Workers and college students may be harassed by way of starring or leered at sexually, intentionally brushing towards somebody as you stroll previous, making guarantees or threats in return for sexual favours, sending unsolicited sexually specific emails, SMS, sexually insults or taunting.
“Standing intentionally too near somebody, displaying pornographic or sexually specific materials amongst others.
“The college is telling you now to talk up and say no to sexual harassment”, she added.