The University of Lagos has vowed to probe allegation of sexual harassment levelled against a professor in the institution by a female student. According to reports, the student, whose identity is still unknown, shared a story of the alleged molestation in the hands of her lecturer in the Department of English.
”I have been suffering this for months now. Whenever students go to his office for anything he is always trying to touch you. I took pictures of him on one of the days I entered his office. He has made molestation a part of him. I’m even scared for my life in UNILAG. That’s why I’m reaching out to you so he can be stopped,” she reportedly said.
”He is a profesor in the English department, Faculty of Arts. I am not his first victim. He does this all the time to students. I have completely given up when it comes to academics he has failed me on tests before. When I talked to him concerning it he told me I should know what to do I am an adult. I feel so dirty for even allowing such an old man touch me. But he doesn’t even care.”
This comes barely one month after Obafemi Awolowo Univeristy, Ile-Ife, was embroiled in a ‘sex for marks’ scandal. Meanwhile, the institution has assured that the truth of the matter would be uncovered. “The attention of the university management has been drawn to a news report trending on social media in respect of an alleged sexual harassment involving an alleged lecturer in the University of Lagos,” it said in a statement on Thursday.
“The management has a zero tolerance for allegations pertaining to sexual impropriety and has a well-established policy against such practices. “We wish to reassure all our stakeholders, students, parents, members of staff and the general public that Management will not treat this matter with levity.”