In an unexpected twist of events at Copperbelt University (CBU), a lecturer has found himself in a rather compromising situation. Dr. Webby Mulyata Mwaka, a 43-year-old lecturer in the School of Engineering, has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for engaging in some rather unorthodox teaching methods.
It appears that Dr. Mwaka decided to add a new course to his curriculum: “Sextortion 101.” According to the ACC, he stands accused of abusing his authority as a lecturer to solicit sexual gratification from a female CBU student. Allegedly, he offered to help her pass her course in exchange for some, let’s say, unconventional study sessions.
This rather scandalous incident reportedly occurred between January 1st, 2023, and October 3rd, 2023, in Kitwe, Copperbelt Province. It seems Dr. Mwaka believed that his extracurricular activities fell under the category of “research” and “educational enrichment.”
The ACC, however, seems to disagree and has charged Dr. Mwaka with Abuse of Authority of Office, a serious offense. While Dr. Mwaka has been released on bond, it’s safe to say that his reputation as a lecturer may need some serious rehabilitation.
This incident comes on the heels of the arrest of two other CBU lecturers on similar charges, raising questions about what exactly has been going on in the hallowed halls of academia.
The ACC has made an earnest appeal to all victims of such “immoral and criminal acts” not to keep quiet but to report any incidents of sexual gratification to them.
One can’t help but wonder if CBU will soon offer a new course titled “Ethical Behavior for Academics” to ensure that their lecturers are well-versed in the appropriate use of authority and influence.