Sunday, 16 September 2012

“We are being sexually harassed”, Female Varsity Students Cry out

About 2000 female students of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) have come out to protest over alleged sexual harassment, molestation and extortion of female students by some staff of the institution.
The placard-carrying students blocked traffic at Eleven-Eleven Bus Stop on their way to the Government House, in Calabar to register their grievance. Some of the placards carried by the students had inscriptions such as, ‘Sexual harassment of female students’, Female molestation’, ‘Extortion of money from students’, ‘No better CRUTECH, No better Cross River’, ‘CRUTECH, no better lecture hall’, etc.
Meanwhile, the Students Union president of the institution, Mr Ekong Eka, accused the state government of neglecting students of the university, adding that, two months ago, some groups of people came to the school to tell them that government wanted to pay them bursary.
However, the institution is yet to come out with any form of response to these allegations leveled against its lecturers by the students. Sexual harassment is, no doubt rampart in tertiary institutions in the country and a lot of the victims suffer in silence. These students have indeed taken a bold move.

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