Students of the Abia State University have accused their Head of Department, Professor Ezinne Enwereji, of sexual harassment.
According to The Gazette, the students petitioned the institution’s management, detailing their grievances against Mrs Enwereji and another lecturer, Lois Ndu Agumuo.
The students alleged that the duo were in the habit of fondling students’ -both male and female- private parts in search of explicit materials during examinations.
They also accused the HOD of deliberately conniving with Mrs Agumuo to fail them en masse in her course while failing to accord them adequate tutoring.
A student from the department who spoke by phone but craved anonymity for fear of retribution said she has been a victim of ill treatment from Mrs Enwereji.
“Honestly, we are suffering in that department,” the student lamented. “Can you imagine our HOD wrote on someone’s script during an exam: ‘You will never graduate till you die’?”
“She also touches our breasts and private parts, both males and females; she and one Mrs Lois Ndu Agumuo,” she added.
The students said during one of their protests, a spokesperson for the university’s vice chancellor advised them to articulate their complaints in a letter.
When contacted, the Dean of Students Affairs in the university, Professor Livy Nwokeocha, declined comments saying it was an internal issue that would be resolved amicably.