Makerere freshers urged to ‘Say No to sexual harassment’

The Director of Makerere University Gender and Mainstreaming, Dr. Euzobia Mugisha Baine has advised freshers to desist  against sexual harassment and be ambassadors of virtual while at the university.

Mugisha said this while addressing new students at the University Freshers’ Orientation held in the freedom square on August 6, 2018 of new students for the Academic year 2018/2019.

“The Policy clearly defines sexual harassment and provides its various forms. It Provides details on whom you should contact and where to go in case you are harassed. Please let someone know right away in case a person is engaging you in actions that you don’t feel comfortable with. the University appointed the Sexual Harassment Committee, some of the members are placed at the respective colleges, don’t hesitate to contact them,” she said.

 

Makerere University Academic Registrar Mr. Alfred Namoah Masikye ddressing freshers.Makerere University Academic Registrar Mr. Alfred Namoah Masikye ddressing freshers.Photo from Mak webportal.

Dr. Baine further tasked students to join the Students Anti-Sexual Harassment Body called ‘Team No Sexual Harassment at Makerere University’ that has been key in the struggle against the vice.

“This is a proactive platform where students actively engage in creating awareness, sensitizing fellow students on the Makerere University Policy and Regulations against Sexual Harassment as well as fighting against sexual harassment actions. we all have equal opportunities to be the best we can be, therefore we have the responsibility to implement the sexual harassment policy,” she explained.

The Dean of Students Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe together with the Wardens.
The Dean of Students Mr. Cyriaco Kabagambe together with the Wardens at the orientation: photo from Mak webportal

 

Mr. Alfred Namoah Masikye, the Makerere University Academic Registrar,  congratulated the freshers upon joining the university and urged them to use the opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding.

“On behalf of Makerere University Community, it brings me great joy to welcome you to Makerere University. We are proud you chose to pursue your university education with us and we are excited to help you nurture your academic strength, encourage your personal growth and inspire your creativity. As students you are the cornerstone of our campus community and our partners in advancing Makerere University’s stature as a preeminent world class research driven university,” he said.

The Makerere University Chief Security Officer, ACP Enock Abaine making his remarks.
The Makerere University Chief Security Officer, ACP Enock Abaine giving his speech at the orientation: photo from Mak webportal.

 

Makerere University organizes an Orientation week for new students each year to acquaint them with the universty policies, facilities and staff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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