The Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) has instituted a fiveman panel to investigate allegations of sexual harassment levelled against some lecturers in the institution.
According to findings made available to campusbiz, COOU may at the end of the investigation dismiss six lecturers who have been singled out by some female students and ex-students of the university for their involvement in sex-for-marks scandals.
Dr. Christian Chukwuebuka, the institution’s spokesman, made it known that the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Greg Nwakoby, has instituted a five-man committee to look into the allegations.
Following the uncovering of sexual exploitation of female students by university lecturers by a BBC undercover reporter, some female students and ex-students of the COOU had fingered six lecturers in different departments of being culpable in same practice.
According to a press release by the victims, a particular lecturer in the university turned his office into a sex den, where he engages in sex with his female students in exchange for marks.
“We recommend that CloseCircuit Television (CCTV) cameras be mounted in and around staff offices in the institution.
“Dear amiable VC, a lot is happening in our Alma mater; but many female students are afraid to speak out because of the fear of being victimised by other lecturers, who are friends to the ones exposed,” part of the statement revealed.
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