Prof. Abednego Ekoko, the ex-Sole Administrator of Delta State University (DELSU) has decried the upsurge in sexual harassment by lecturers.

He attributed it to low morality and indiscipline.

Ekoko urged the Nigeria Universities Commission (NUC) to enact policies to check sexual harassment and plagiarism.

The don, who spoke in Asaba, Delta State capital, said ‘sex-for-grades’ had lowered academic standards and debased the value and honour of the girl-child.

He advocated dismissal and jail term for culprits, saying it would restore the dignity of womanhood and academic excellence.

Ekoko said the standard of education had fallen, describing it as abysmal and deteriorating.

He urged universities to live up to expectation.

The lecturer said plagiarism was rife, adding that discipline should be revisited, as “academics who plagiarise are imparting academic leprosy to students.”

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