The Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said that lecturers in some higher institutions should be held responsible for the increasing incidences of sexual harassment and cultism in higher institutions in the country.
Fayose said this during the 22nd convocation ceremony of the College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, where over 2,000 graduates were churned out.
The governor, who expressed concern over the pervasive moral decadence in the country higher institutions, said lecturers who should be engaged in character moulding are themselves guilty of sexual harassment and victimisation of the male students.
According to him, lecturers also engage in Indian Hemp smoking and sponsorship of cultism, describing these as dangerous to the development of education in Nigeria.
Fayose while lamenting the dwindling fortunes of education in Nigeria appealed to the graduates to go out and multiply in the most positive manners.
“Not multiplication in terms of money or fraud, but in morals and good contributions to the development of this State and our dear country.
“What pains me most is that some of our lecturers also, who are to teach the morals are engaging in Indian Hemp smoking. They harassed the female students sexually. They harassed the male students as well.
“They should understand that these students they are either harassing or victimizing could be theirs and they should know that whatever we do shall count against us on the judgement day”, Fayose said.
Fayose assured that he would place high premium on the welfare of staff and improvement in the infrastructural facilities of the College to make it a model among its peers.
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