Friday, 13 September 2019

Polytechnic Students | DELTA STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ON EDUCATION UNVEILS NAPS CAMPAIGN AGAINST FEMALE VICTIMIZATION AND SEXUAL MOLESTATION ON CAMPUS


The Delta State House Committee Chairman on Education, Hon Charles Emetulu on the 12th of September 2019 officially unveiled the Campaign/Sensitization materials for the kick-of of the first phase of NAPS championed nationwide campaign against female victimization and sexual molestation on campus during a courtesy visit to his office by a delegation of the national leadership of National Association of Polytechnic Students(NAPS) ably led by Dio Oghale Emeka Rex the Director of Mobilization & Strategic Engagements and Chairman of the Committee for the proposed nationwide campaign.





Speaking during the courtesy visit the head of the delegation, Dio Oghale Emeka Rex posited that in lieu of the fact that the chairman of the committee hails from and school in Delta state, that it is imperative to kick start such strategic campaign from home hence the first phase of the nationwide campaign will be kicked off in Delta state.
Going forward, he stated that the leadership of NAPS had chosen the chairman house committee on education as the most appropriate authority for the unveiling of sensitization materials given his oversight role as the house committee chairman on education and with the understanding that such campaign will not find its footing without a legal framework vis-a-viz the domestication of the sexual harassment in tertiary educational institutions prohibition act, 2016 in the respective states.





In conclusion the head of the delegation informed the house committee chairman on education that the flag-off rally is scheduled to hold on the first of October 2019 at asaba and called on all relevant stakeholders to support the initiative.





While unveiling the sensitization materials for the nationwide campaign against female victimization and sexual molestation, the honorable member representing Ndokwa west state constituency/ chairman house committee on education Hon. Charles Emetulu declared total support for the NAPS nationwide campaign against female victimization and sexual molestation on campus, stating that violence against women and all such related violence cum sexual harassment mitigate’s against educational advancement in Africa and therefore must be discouraged by all stakeholders.





He also assured that when ever the need arises he will use his good office to bring whoever is found culpable of such offenses to justice while enjoining the students leaders to eschew malicious blackmail and unfounded propaganda in the course of this campaign.






A vote of thanks was given to the host by a leader of the association, Comrade Rodney Okwusi Nnamdi who used the opportunity to appeal to the house committee chairman to use his good office to facilitate the upward review of budgetary allocation for education in the 2020 of the Delta state government, also commended the state government for the establishment of ministry of technical education and establishment of technical schools in the 25 local government of Delta state.

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