Nigerian Senate passes bill on sexual harassment in tertiary institutions

The Senate has passed the bill against sexual harassment in tertiary institutions.

It is 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.”

The proposed legislation was sponsored by the Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege.

The bill was passed after it was read for third reading on Tuesday.

The red chamber passed the bill after considering the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.

The bill, with 25 clauses, seeks to promote and protect ethical standards in tertiary institutions.

It also seeks to protect students against sexual harassment as well as prevent sexual harassment of students by educators in tertiary institutions.

The bill also proposes up to 14 years jail term for offenders.

 

 

– Punch

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