02 May 2019
The National University of Singapore will tighten security in all students’ halls of residence, as well as introduce educational seminars on respect, consent and awareness for all students and staff.
Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS senior deputy president and provost, announced these in an e-mail to students, which has also been seen by the press. His email followed a town hall held at the NUS.
Prof Ho added in his e-mail: “The town hall is just the first step in a broad consultation with the NUS community to hear from our students, faculty and staff. We are committed to providing further opportunities for consultation and feedback in the coming weeks, including more town hall sessions.”
Prof Ho said: “I would like to state emphatically that we take our responsibilities very seriously when it comes to protecting everyone in our community from harm… We are committed to a transparent and consultative process, and our proposed actions will continue to be published for your feedback before they are implemented by the start of the new academic year.”
Ms Baey, 23, an NUS communications and new media student, had said on Instagram that she was filmed at Eusoff Hall last November and identified the 23-year-old perpetrator as Mr Nicholas Lim, a chemical engineering student. The university said it would take immediate action to set up a victim support unit and improve campus security. It also acknowledged that it had failed Monica Baey.