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Published On: Tue, Dec 2nd, 2014

Bauchi Fed poly vows to curb sexual harassment

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The Management of Federal Polytechnic Bauchi have vowed to use all institutional means at its disposal to deal with any lecturer that is found to be involved in sexual harassment of students.

The Registrar of the Polytechnic, Hajia Rakiya Rabi, disclosed this during orientation for new students of the department of public administration organized by the National Association of Public Administration Students (NAPAS), Federal Polytechnic Bauchi chapter.

She described the relationship between a lecturer and a student at federal polytechnic, Bauchi likes that of a father and his children, advised students not to offer bribe or sex for better grades.

Hajia Rabi said: “No student should offer bribe or sex to a lecturer for grades. The student also has a right to report any attempt to collect bribe or any sexual harassment to the school authority”

She congratulated the new students for gaining admission into the polytechnic but warned that any one of them who handed over fake credentials to gain admission would be fished out.

The registrar said: “The polytechnic usually carries out routine verification of credentials used in securing admission into this institution,” she said.

 “I wish to inform you that you will not scale through if your credentials are found to be fake or have been altered as you will be expelled or withdrawn out rightly”

Speaking on the topic Public Administration and Good Governance: The Missing Link, the Guest Speaker, Barrister Solomon Dalung, described public administrators as custodians of public trust.

Dalong, urged the new students to see the profession as a noble one, because public administrators hold position of trust and therefore should always ensure that they do not violate the rules of public service in order to have a good career.

.“Operating outside the rules is bad governance. Unfortunately good governance is an offensive concept to most public servants in Nigeria today,” he observed

He criticized law makers at both the federal and state level for making laws for their own selfish interest.

“Corruption is the number one enemy of good governance. The second is injustice. The third is lack of equity, while the fourth is rule of law,” he said.

According to him, when these four elements are absence in a government, “that government is anti-people, anti-God and you will have corruption flourishing.”

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