Thankful for moves to prevent sexual misconduct on campus

The fact that it is a compulsory module will drive home the message that sexual misconduct is not to be taken lightly.
The fact that it is a compulsory module will drive home the message that sexual misconduct is not to be taken lightly.PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER

While I agree that a 90-minute module or course on sexual consent may not be all-encompassing, it is certainly a step in the right direction (Courses on sexual consent not the answer, ST Online, Aug 27).

I laud the management of the universities for rolling out such a course. The fact that it is a compulsory module will drive home the message that sexual misconduct is not to be taken lightly.

Besides the course, other steps taken by the National University of Singapore (NUS) include tightened security on campus, tougher sanctions for offenders and better support for victims.

I am thankful for such measures, being the parent of a child who recently became an undergraduate at NUS.

I trust that the situation will be monitored closely by the universities, and if the need should arise, improvements or additions to the current measures will be made.

Low Siew Hua

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 02, 2019, with the headline 'Thankful for moves to prevent sexual misconduct on campus'. Print Edition | Subscribe