Against the backdrop of the various cases of sexual harassments in Nigerian tertiary institutions over the years, a presidential aspirant of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Sunday Asefon, has opened an online register for students to report lecturers who had harassed or trying to harass them.
Mr Asefon, who is a student of Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, promised to publish the online register if he became the president of NANS.
The link, https://bit.ly/2OBwzFx, was contained in a statement issued by Mr Asefon’s Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Pelumi Fasogbon, and made available to newsmen on Saturday.
Mr Asefon, according to the statement, described the introduction of what he called “Name and Shame” as a veritable weapon of exposing any lecturer whose name was repeatedly mentioned by students of same university.
He urged all sexually-victimised students to sign the petition, which would be presented to FIDA, ICPC, NUC, ASUU as well as the governing councils of the affected tertiary institutions.
According to the aspirant, prosecution of erring lecturers may follow, depending on the weight of documentary evidence against them.
“As NANS president, my leadership shall restore academic discipline back to campuses and never again shall students be threatened by the academics and non-academics in the course of their academic pursuit.
“The public register is available online and we shall expose anyone whose name appears more than once. The era of sexual impunity is over,” Mr Asefon said.