Sexual harassment is a thing so common in higher institutions of learning, a vice that stakeholders have fought often times.
The school of women and gender studies at Makerere university started up a Kick Sexual Harassment (KISH) campaign and the school has been evaluating its progress.
KISH project aims at kicking sexual harassment out of higher education institutions. One can simply log on to the platform to file a sexual harassment case.
click here: Kish.mak.ac.ug
As Makerere assessed its progress of the KISH project, a one Ndorerire Moses Atenyi, an alumnus of Makerere, went onto his tweeter page to criticize male lecturers that are still harassing female students.
“Male lecturers are really harassing female students. They intentionally misplace their exam papers, coursework or omit their exam results. Others give students retakes so they can get a way to sleep with them,” Moses Atenyi tweeted.
Atenyi’s remark does hold water, lecturers not only at Makerere University but nearly in all higher institutions of learning have made it a policy to frustrate learners in order to get them onto their knees with an intent of exploiting them sexually.
According to KISH project, 55% of female students and staff have been exposed to at least one incident of sexual harassment. The KISH course currently has 247 subscribers of which 240 of these are students and its open for all.
The KISH evaluation event was virtual on zoom. The Right Honorable speaker Jacob Olanya represented the Minister of Education and Sports at the event.