Nigerian Senate Reintroduces Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

The Senate has reintroduced a Bill that seeks to prevent sexual harassment of students in universities. The Bill prescribed a five-year jail term for lecturers and educators convicted of sexual harassment of their male or female students. This follows the broadcast of a BBC documentary exposing widespread sexual misconduct by multiple lecturers at two top West African Universities. The Bill had initially been passed by the 8th Assembly of the Senate under the leadership of Bukola Saraki and was then called the "Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill."

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