Many untold stories remain hidden in the confinements of higher learning institutions. It does not matter where in the world the institution is located, the stories are all the same once put in the open. This time our focus is in China where two lecturers from two different universities located in two distant cities are under fire for sexual misconduct with students.
The first incident involves a Shanghai University of Finance and Economics associate professor who is being accused of sexually harassing a female student from the university. According to a report in Chinadaily, the Professor has been fired and his associate professorship revoked together with his teaching certificate.
In the student's report, on November 16 after class, she asked professor Qian Fengsheng a question and was invited by the latter to get into his car. He drove to a quiet path, parked the car and made his indecent advances on her despite her resistance. The student made her report online with help of her friend who is majoring in law. Following the decision by the university to fire the professor, other quarters are saying it's not enough, he has to face criminal charges as the student has been violated. The professor has been reported to have also resigned from his post as an independent director at different companies. The case investigations are still ongoing.
The second scandal is at Peking University in Beijing where a lecturer is being accused of preying on female students. It all came to light when one student who claimed to be the lecturer's girlfriend discovered that he had been onto other girls same time he was with her. It is reported the lecturer known as Feng Renjien was having sexual relationships with at least nine other women. The student found out Wechat messages of Feng promising marriage and having children to other women. She also discovered that in August during Chinese valentine, the lecturer dated three girls separately including her. The lecturer is divorced and his ex-wife was his student. They got married in 2016 and divorced last August. The girl posted the screenshots of the chats on her moments on December 3 prompting the university to investigate. Feng Renjie has since been fired and his teaching licence cancelled. Peking University announced on its Weibo account that it applies 'zero tolerance' to violations of teacher ethics. Investigations are still on going as the accused threatened to kill the student and himself.
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