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NAWOJ Asks Makinde, Education Minister, Others To Investigate Alleged Sexual Harassment Of Female Students At Oyo FGGC


Following various complaints and allegations of continuous abuse of female students in the Federal Government Girls College, Oyo and the petition written to the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) Oyo State by concerned parents, Oyo NAWOJ on Sunday demanded that relevant authorities take immediate action and called for the suspension of the principal of the school, to allow thorough investigation in the matter.

NAWOJ speaking on Sunday through its chairperson, Comrade Jadesola Ajibola, at a press conference held at the NUJ Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan called on the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to immediately set up an investigation panel to look into the alleged girls’ molestation, sexual harassment and all forms of abuse against girls in FGC, Oyo.

NAWOJ also called on the Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Segun Ajiboye, who it described as an outstanding indigenous son of Oyo state, to investigate the attitude of these registered teachers without delay and take appropriate action.

“We demand the immediate suspension of the principal to allow thorough investigation on the matter and the PTA chairman also should resign with immediate effect as the concerned parents claim they no longer have confidence in your leadership as it protends more danger to the lives of the girls in the school.

“And as the alleged perpetrators are undoubtedly members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), we call on Comrade Raji Oladimeji to look into this issue further.


“As an association, we will not relent on our oars until we get justice for the survivor of the recent abuse, a minor who was regularly sexually abused and violated and other victims in that school.

“Also, we ask that the Federal Government who owns the school to set up a committee and make Oyo NAWOJ one of the members to investigate the alleged sexual abuse perpetrated on these students and bring any erring staff to justice,” NAWOJ stated.

While condemning what is now called the sexual siege on FGGC Oyo and any form of violation against the rights of any child in the state in its totality, Oyo NAWOJ stated that it believes that by now, the leadership of the school ought to have set up a panel to investigate the dangerous trend reported by concerned parents of the school.

The association commended the Oyo State Police Command under the leadership of the new Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams for taking up the recent incident involving a 14-year-old girl who was sexually molested and abused by her teacher and urged the police command to speed up investigations and start prosecution of the accused teacher before a court of competent jurisdiction within the state without delay.

NAWOJ also called on Governor Seyi Makinde and the First Lady to support in ensuring justice for the victims and provide more protection for pupils and students in the state while warning others who are constantly engaging in the inhuman act to stop it immediately as the law will surely catch up with them in a short time

Oyo NAWOJ also advised parents to do more in ensuring the protection of their children at all times, adding that NAWOJ remains the voice for the voiceless in the country and will continue to respond to calls like of this nature from other schools where some violators are still perpetrating such an act.