The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has set up a task force to put in check issues of sexual harassment with a view to curb the ugly menace.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the institution’s Principal Assistant Registrar for Communication, Mrs. Taiwo Oloyede, in a statement made it known that the development was in continuation of the university’s unrelenting campaign against the tide of sexual harassment and other forms of immoralities.
“The task force has the mandate to examine the extant University of Lagos policy on sexual harassment, receive complaints from faculties, departments and other units concerning matters that border on sexual harassment.
“It is to also receive oral and written testimonies from staff and students involved in cases of sexual harassment and recommend appropriate sanction for offenders.
“The task force, in addition to other functions, will put forward counselling and other therapies for mitigating the adverse effects of sexual harassment on victims and carry out other duties aimed at eradicating the ugly trend from the institution,” part of the statement reads.
Oloyede also noted that UNILAG would spare no effort in ensuring that it remained a foremost citadel of learning and promoting excellence in character.
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