The Vice Chancellor of the Nasarawa State University (NSU), Prof. Suleiman Mohammed has vowed to dismiss any lecturer caught harassing female students of the institution.
The Vice Chancellor disclosed this on Thursday, while delivering a goodwill message at a seminar organised by the Center for Gender Studies of the university in Keffi.
The VC, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics), Prof. Akinwunmi Olayemi, stated that the laws of the university, was clear on the issues of sexual harassment.
“The sanction for any staff found culpable of the offence is instant dismissal from the institution and the management would make sure the law is enforced to serve as deterrent to other,” the VC stated.
The VC commended the Centre for organising the seminar and promised to support in championing the cause for Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Nigeria.
Hauwa’u Mainoma, Director of the Centre, in her welcome address, called on the Federal Government and other stakeholders to urgently take steps towards addressing GBV in the country, adding that the seminar was first of its kind by the Centre since its inception in 2017.
She called for stiffer punishment for perpetrators of GBV, saying it will create equal opportunity for all to put their God-giving potential to good use.
According to report gathered by Campusbiz, the seminar was themed, “Gender Based Violence (GBV) and the Survival of Education in Nigeria”.