New Bill by senate -lecturers who sexually harass students will be jailed 14years.

The Nigerian senate has passed a new Bill to protect students in tertiary institution against predatory lecturers who wants to take advantage of them. The Bill was passed Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The bill titled:

 ‘A Bill for an Act to prevent, prohibit and redress Sexual Harassment of students in tertiary educational institutions and for matters concerned therewith, 2019’, Was sponsored by the Deputy Senate President. Ovie Omo-Agege, and 106 other senators.

The bill will be forwarded to the House of Representatives for concurrence and the forwraded to the President to either reject or sign into law.

 The bill according to the senators is geared towards promoting and maintaining ethical standard in higher institutions and protecting students who maybe victims of sexual harassment.

A 14 years jail term with a minimum of 5 years without an option of fine for any educator who commits sexual offenses in tertiary institutions was proposed as punishment to those found guilty.

The bill also covers other forms of harassment such as grabbing, hugging, kissing, rubbing, stroking, touching, pinching the breasts or hair or lips or hips or buttocks or any other sensitive part of the body of a student.

Students who falsely accuse educators or lecturers of harassment, risk being expelled and  institutional disciplinary actions would be activated against female students who harass lecturers through their mood of dressing.

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