In the wake of the suspension of three Makerere lecturers over sexual harassment, students have come out to rejoice about the outcome because according to them, these lecturers have been the most controversial sex pests at the university.
One particular student, Obed Gui Derrick, who is on suspension for leading strikes against tuition at the university took to social media to rejoice because he has a friend who has not been able to graduate since 2017 because he denied one of the suspended lecturers sex.
“Though I’m on suspension too, I must say I am happy that some of these were done away with. Particularly Sekiryango and Sajjabi” the student posted.
Obed related to earlier on in his academic journey when as Literature Association president, he was ever so friendly and relatable to many of the ladies in his class.
“Many girls would openly confide in me about the experiences with most lecturers. I must say I personally formed variant opinions about the many lecturers we had. Sekiryango Jackson however was the most pronounced in most of our group conversations” Obed narrated.
“Some girls would describe how he’d want to caress them with the one hand (he’s a Person With Disability -PWD). Among the resistance crew was a one Concy (not real name). She was my crush, the whole class jokingly referred to us as husband and wife but this sex predator still made moves for her” he went on.
Obed narrated that Concy was fended for by her uncle who lives in Germany. The uncle had paid for her in schools of her choice, built a huge flat in Kajjansi, and always made sure Concy lacked nothing. He sent her any phone she wanted and always checked on her everyday. She therefore had everything and more that Sekiryango could offer except marks in his course unit.
Concy’s colleagues graduated in 2017 but upto now she hasn’t graduated because the lecturer made it clear to her that without parting her legs, he wouldn’t part with marks either. The girl had actually given up on the degree after her marks (in only Sekiryango’s papers) kept between the range of 45 – 49%). Surprisingly she had 60-80% in other papers.
“My struggle to help her yielded no fruits since the Literature Department didn’t want to involve in the ELS (English Language Studies) Department affairs” Obed regrets.
“When last semester closed and thereabout I heard the news of his suspension, I called Concy. She was ecstatic! We definitely went and drank and celebrated to that. I then convinced her to come finish with a pledge that I’ll do my best to help out.”
“Not in bad faith, but I think I am happy that the lecturers are gone” Obed concluded.