Henceforth, teachers found guilty of sexually harassing and intimidating girl-child in any institution of learning in Akwa Ibom state risk dismissal from service, Governor Godswill Akpabio has warned.
Akpabio gave the warning Monday in Uyo, the state capital while speaking at the 50th birthday celebration of his Commissioner of Special Duties, Barrister Emmanuel Enoidem at the Ibom hall ground.
The Governor recalled what he said when he hosted over 500 girls drawn from various institutions of learning to mark 100 days of the abduction of the Chibok girls, said besides dismissing the affected teacher, the principal of the affected school who fail to take action when the matter was reported would also be sacked.
“When about 500 girls visited government house last weekend on account of the 100 days of the adoption their colleagues in Chibok, Borno state, I did promise that this administration will safeguard their future.
“We made available to them numbers to call whenever they are harassed or intimidated in the course of their studies in school. Any teacher who is found harassing any of them would be dismissed from service and the principal who fail to take action when a mater bordering on harassment is brought to his table would also face the wrath of this government,” the Governor warned.
He condemned the attitude of some miscreants who are in the habit of procreating children in the name of selling them to the needy, saying his administration continues to clamp down on illegal activities that would gave the state a bad name.