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YABATECH Rector Promises End to Sexual Harassment

The Rector, Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH),  Mr. Obafemi Omokungbe, has reiterated the institution’s commitment to eradicating sexual harassment with the launch of a policy document that will address the challenge.

The Rector, who was speaking at an event, where the college unveiled the Yaba Art Museum, a project supported by the Ford Foundation.

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Omokungbe in his speech, at the event held at the Yusuf Grillo Auditorium, said that the launch of the ‘YCT Policy on Sexual Harassment and other Forms of Gender-based Violence’, reaffirmed the college’s commitment to end sexual harassment.

“The launch of YCT policy on sexual harassment is a reaffirmation of our commitment to eliminate and prevent gender-based violence in our environment. With a zero-tolerance for sexual harassment in the college, it is only right that we take necessary steps for its sustenance,” he said.

On the art museum which is housed inside the basement of YABATECH School of Art, Design, and Printing, Omokungbe said it was the first of its kind.

“The art museum will serve both cultural and educational purposes, with the intent to teach, train and be a resource space for both researchers and learners,” he said.

He said the institution had produced famous artists who he praised for their contributions towards the realization of the project.

He thanked the Ford Foundation for its support and contribution of $100,000 for the project.

He, however, called for support from well-meaning individuals, corporate organizations, stakeholders, and friends of YABATECH, even as the college prepares to launch a N50 billion endowment fund to assist the college in infrastructural development.

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