Minister admits sexual harassment exists at universities

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Wajih Owais. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Wajih Owais acknowledged that sexual harassment exists at Jordanian universities, Khaberni reported. اضافة اعلان

Owais told a media forum organized by the Center for Defending Freedom of Journalists that sexual harassment is problematic for the ministry, asserting that efforts are being exerted to prevent the act from transpiring on campuses.

He warned that students or faculty members found guilty of sexual harassment will be expelled from their institution.

Owais pointed out that universities are independently mapping out plans to prevent recurrence of the June fatal shooting of a female Jordanian student on campus. The minister said the plans include setting up cameras around campuses, and checking the identification cards of visitors and students entering university grounds.

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