The Federal Polytechnic Nekede in Owerri, Imo State, has launched an investigation into a student who made shocking claims in a TikTok video. The student, whose identity is yet to be revealed, thanked God and her “p**sy” for her graduation following the defense of her National Diploma project.
The registrar of the polytechnic, Mrs. E. C. Anuna, released a statement condemning the student’s behavior, calling it “blasphemous” and a violation of the institution’s moral standards. Mrs. Anuna also stated that the polytechnic would not condone such unbecoming conduct from its students and that appropriate disciplinary measures would be taken if the claims were found to be true.
The use of one’s body as a means to attain academic or professional favors, also known as “s*x-for-marks,” has long been a topic of concern in educational institutions around the world. The issue not only undermines the meritocracy of academic achievements but also perpetuates gender-based violence and exploitation.
In light of this, the polytechnic’s decision to investigate the matter is commendable, as it sends a strong message that such behavior will not be tolerated in their community. The polytechnic’s prompt action to address the matter also shows its commitment to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all students.
It is crucial that educational institutions take a proactive stance in addressing s*x-for-marks and other forms of sexual harassment. This includes implementing robust policies and providing resources for students to report any such incidents, as well as providing support for survivors.
The student’s claims, if proven true, could have serious consequences for her academic and professional future.
The Federal Polytechnic Nekede should be commended for their swift response to the matter, and it is hoped that the investigation will bring to light the truth of the matter and hold those responsible accountable.
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