Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has condemned the increasing waves of sexual harassment and sponsorship of cultism by lecturers in some higher institutions, which he said contributed to the decadence in the country’s education sector.
Governor Fayose regretted that apart from perpetrating sexual
harassment against young ladies and victimising the male students, some lecturers also engage in Indian hemp smoking and sponsorship of cultism, describing these as dangerous to the development of education in Nigeria.
Fayose said this during the 22nd convocation ceremony of the
College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, involving 2,438 graduates.
At the ceremony, the provost, Prof Francisca Aladejana also
conferred on senator representing Ekiti South senatorial district, Mrs Biodun Olujimi and the chairman, Capital Oil, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, with the Fellowship of the college in view of their immense contributions to the growth of education.
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 harass the female students sexually. They harass the male students as well.
“They should understand that these students they are either harassing or victimising could be theirs and they should know that whatever we do shall count against us on the judgement day,” Fayose said.
He 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.
Provost of the college urged the students to use the entrepreneurial studies they acquired in the institution to engage in self employment, so that they could contribute meaningfully to the economy rather than spending years searching for white collar jobs.
Aladejana, who described the college as one of the best in the country, added that the institution would continue to strive to contribute to the economy of the state and the country at large through effective teaching and raising of personnel that could contribute to the growth of education.

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