UNIPORT (University Of Port Harcourt) has begun its policy against sexual harassment where hugging between lecturers and female students is now an offence.

Vice Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt Professor Ndowa E. S said the University decided to raise the bar on sexual harassment to ensure that the young men and women put in the charge of lecturers are protected, especially from antics of sexual predators who use their privileged positions to their unwilling students.
The ceremony was held at Ebitime Banigo hall

The Vice Chancellor said the management of the University in the policy document defined the rules of engagement in terms of the acceptable of engagement between lecturers and students.
He vowed that sanctions would be a punishment to earring members of staff but added that there was a robust in built checks and balances to protect those who are innocently accused.

Professor Ndowa also warned that any person so accused would be presumed guilty until he or she could prove otherwise.

He warned that henceforth lectures who did not remember to tell their tailors to sew zippers in front of their trousers should be ready to bear the consequences of their amorous liaison with female students.
The same law applied to students who harassed lecturers to award them undeserved grades saying they should equally be ready to face the music if and when caught in the act.