First Lady and Education Minister, Janet Kataaha Museveni has decried the rising trend of sexual harassment of students by lecturers and administrators in higher institutions of learning, saying that this is not acceptable.
Mrs Museveni said Friday that the vice of sex for marks that is eating up the higher intuitions of learning should stop, and encouraged students to stand their ground and refuse to be exploited.
“Sexual harassment, sex for marks or marks for sex in universities is absolutory unacceptable,” said the First Lady, while speaking as the guest of honour at Kabale University’s Open Day at the main Campus in Kabale Municipality.
Mrs Museveni said the country will not be able to develop fast when its young people are ignorant; which she said is one of three hindrances to development, the other being poverty and disease.
“We depend on you the young people that are in higher institutions of learning. You are not learning just for yourselves but to help transform the entire country.”
Uganda, she said, has been moving at a very slow pace, even when it is blessed with fertile soils and favourable climate.
Speaking at the event, Prof .George Mondo Kagonyera, the university chancellor warned students against engaging in strikes, warning that that strikes produce violent future leaders.