Higher Learning Institutions’ students have been urged not to succumb to sextortion and report cases to respective authorities and the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) for immediate action.
Speaking at the opening of a seminar on fighting sexual corruption at DUCE, the Deputy Principal (administration), Dr. Method Samwel Semiono, who represented the Acting Principal Prof. Stephen Maluka, said that students should aggressively say ‘no’ to sextortion.
‘We have policies and guidelines to protect students against sex-based abuse of powers, I would advise students to be on the frontline to prevent sextortion in campuses by reporting cases, Dr. Semiono said adding that no student has to be a victim.
The Temeke Regional Bureau Commander (RBC) of PCCB, Mr. Donasian Kessy, said that the society cannot tolerate university instructors who demand sex to pass students.
‘That is why we are here today; report cases and do not allow any instructor victimize your grades just because you said no to their sexual urges,’ Mr. Kessy said revealing that sex corruption was a crime.
The Commander explained that PCCB zeroes on its dragnet in Higher Learning Institutions due to the fact that scandals of sex corruption in universities have hit media headlines over the recent time.
The seminar at the weekend was organized by PCCB Temeke and attended by members of Anti-Corruption Clubs from the Tanzania Institute of Accounts (TIA), Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy (MNMA), Center for Foreign Relations (Dar es Salaam), and host Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE).