The Vice Chancellor of Ekiti State University (EKSU), Professor Samuel Bandele, has promised to curb the cohabitation of male and female undergraduates otherwise known as ‘campus couple’ by providing more hostels.
The VC expressed concern that owing to very limited hostel accommodation on the campus, many EKSU students live in nearby Iworoko community co-habiting.
His words: “We are going to build more hostels to house our students on the campus to make them concentrate on their primary assignment as students and this will help us reduce a situation on which they live together as if they are married.
“A situation in which a male student and a female student live together under the same roof and the lady will be cooking and doing other home chores while the male will be providing the money and they will be doing what husbands and wives do together and their parents and guardians are not aware of this.
“So, we hope to provide more hostels to bring them to the campus and concentrate more on their academic activities and not to waste their time on living as couples outside the campus.”
Bandele also revealed that a certificate racketeering syndicate in the institution has been smashed stressing that the era of students not physically coming to classes to write examinations only to be awarded certificates has gone for good.”
He also vowed to punish any lecturer c@ught in the web of s*xual harassment of female undergraduates. The VC revealed that the Part Time Programmes (PTP) Unit where the scandal used to be common had been sanitized and some lecturers indicted had been sacked from the institution.