UNILAG gets sexual harassment task force

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has set up a task force to handle sexual harassment issues.

A statement by the university’s Principal Assistant Registrar (Communication Unit), Mrs Taiwo Oloyede, noted that the task force would examine the adequacy of the institution’s sexual harassment policy, manage complaints, and recommend sanctions.

The statement reads: “The Management of the University of Lagos has set up a Taskforce on Sexual Harassment.

“This is in continuation of the University’s unrelenting campaign against the menace of sexual harassment and other related forms of inappropriate behaviour.

“The Task Force has the mandate to: examine the extant University of Lagos Policy on Sexual Harassment; receive complaints from Faculties, Departments and Units within the University concerning matters that touch on sexual harassment; receive oral and written testimonies from staff and students involved in cases of sexual harassment; recommend appropriate sanctions for staff or students found guilty of sexual harassment; put forward counselling and other therapies for mitigating the adverse effects of sexual harassment on victims; and to carry out other duties aimed at eradicating sexual harassment in the University of Lagos.

“It is a Standing Committee which will send monthly reports of its activities to the Vice Chancellor.”

The university reiterated its commitment to eradicating sexual harassment on its campuses.