How I overcame female students’ temptations – EKSU VC

– New EKSU VC exposes some gimmicks used by female
– Explains how lecturers can avoid being taken over by
temptations from students
– Reveals what would be done to lecturers who give in
to temptations
Like most university lecturers, newly-appointed vice
chancellor of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Professor
Samuel Oye Bamidele has been tempted by female
But the staunch believer and senior pastor with the Deeper
Life Bible Church, during a recent interview with The
Nation, explained how he managed to overcome such
temptations when they arose and what punishment should
be meted out to lecturers who allow themselves to be
“Some students will come with the intention to tempt you,
trying to make eye contacts, and I will say, what are you
trying to do? For you to be able to overcome temptation,
you must resist it.
“I want to say that every human being is tempted at one
point or the other. And maybe I should say it today, the
power of being a Christian is that God will give you the
ability, the unusual supernatural power to be able to
overcome temptation without falling into it.
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“There is a difference between temptation and falling into
temptation. For example, we are all men here and that
makes it good. Supposing a woman is here now, the
atmosphere will not be the same.
“I will not say I have not been tempted in the sense that
maybe an amorous person comes in, wanting to show a
quarter of her breast. I will say, ‘Excuse me, go out and
dress properly. As a lecturer, you can’t come into my office
like that’,” the university don explained.
Speaking further, the pastor noted: “So, I want to say that to
God be the glory, since I gave my life to Christ, I have not
been tempted to the extent of falling, touching another
person’s wife or student; never, never. And it is not only
girls or women that cause temptation; some are tempted
with money.
“They supervise students and collect money on projects. I
supervise Ph.D students and I don’t take anything from
them. You cannot even try me. So, all those ones, if you can
keep yourself from being attracted by women or by money
or material things of this world and you are contented, it
will be easy for you to overcome temptation.
“But summarily, every human being will face temptation at
one point or the other, but the power to overcome that
temptation can only come from Christ.”
In order to checkmate the issue of sexual harassment of
female students by male lecturers, the professor opined
that, “We are trying to put some things in place that will
checkmate some lecturers that cannot keep their libido,
and to that extent, we are going to go through management
and then the Senate to fashion out some strategies to
protect our female students from sexual harassment. That
one is being planned, I may not feel out everything now.
“Things are changing in this university and that is the truth.
The head matters. If there is seriousness at the top,
everybody will fall in line. They know that if I catch you
sexually harassing female students, you will be in trouble.
If as the vice-chancellor I am also one of those carrying
girls and ladies around, I won’t have the mouth to tell those
who are doing it to stop or sanction them in line with the
“Now, it is no longer going to be business as usual. Some
regulations will come out in a short while to checkmate all
those things in terms of the dressing of the students,
because students also can be harassers.
“Female students can harass male students by their
amorous outlook. We want to checkmate those things and
for the staff, admin, teaching and non-teaching, we are
going to have some codes that will create a level of
restriction as to how they can harass female students.”
Meanwhile, the federal government has moved to
criminalise sexual harassment from lecturer to student in
tertiary institution.
The bill titled the sexual harassment in tertiary educational
institutions prohibition bill, 2016 was sponsored by Senator
Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta central senatorial
The bill which is co-sponsored by 45 other senators
specifically makes it’s a criminal offence for any educator in
a university, polytechnic or any other tertiary educational
institution to violate or exploit the student-lecturer fiduciary
relationship for sexual pleasures.
The bill imposes stiff penalties on offenders in its overall
objective of providing tighter statutory protection for
students against sexual hostility and all forms of sexual
harassment in tertiary schools.
The bill provides a compulsory five-year jail term for
lecturers who sexually harass students.