Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof. Kwesi Yankah, has called on tertiary institutions in the country to operationalise Anti-Sexual Harassment policies to help stop alleged sexual harassment by lecturers on the various campuses.
He said the Ministry of Education has also come out with a comprehensive policy for all tertiary institutions which also includes Anti-Sexual Harassment.
Speaking on Current Affairs Programme, ‘FOCUS’, on Uniiq FM, Prof. Yankah said alleged sexual harassment by lecturers is not new, but there has not been any hard evidence to collaborate the allegations.
He said some victims alleged they do not report such cases for fear of victimization by their predators.
He asked the Universities to institute policies that will enable alleged victims to report with anonymity.
The Director of Africa Education Watch, Kofi Asare, said the Universities must provide hotlines that will give confidentiality and protection to alleged victims to report such abuses.