Yaounde: ICT University Vice Chancellor, Prof Pondi, Beauty Queens Urge Students to Denounce Sexual Harassment

ICT University's Vice Chancellor, Prof Pondi and Beauty Queens pose for a picture

Students of the ICT University have been urged to denounce sexual harassment.

The call was made during a seminar organised by the ICT University to train students and staff on what sexual harassment is all about and the consequences relating to it.

The seminar was also an opportunity to inform the public that the phenomenon is disallowed at ICT University and it must be strongly condemned in all its facets.

The sensitisation that was to prepare students and staff for a safe teaching-learning environment, comes ahead of the start of First Semester (October 2023) at the ICT University wherein admissions are ongoing to end on September 29, 2023.

Discussions during the training seminar that held under the theme:"Sexual Harassment In The University Milieu," were drawn from a book recently launched by the Vice Chancellor of the ICT University, Professor Jean-Emmanuel Pondi, entitled," Sexual Harassment and Deontology."

The book narrates the stories of victims, measures taken to combat the act within the school milieu and the society as a whole.

Prof Jean Emmanuel Pondi

Speaking at the event, Professor Jean-Emmanuel Pondi enjoined the students of the American styled university not to take chances in reporting cases of sexual harassment, a phenomenon that is eating deep into the Cameroonian society.

For over an hour, the university don alongside Cameroonian beauty queens drilled the learners on practical ways in combating sexual harassment.

Speaking to the press shortly after the event, Professor Jean-Emmanuel Pondi said:"We are living in a society where these things are hardly reported, making it spread like fire whirl."

He added:"So we are organizing this forum to create an awareness to the students especially for them to join in the fight against sexual harassment in the school milieu."

The Vice Chancellor equally highlighted the importance for students to say no to the phenomenon before concluding that the students are at the center of this.

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