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Senate welcomes bill against sexual harassment

27 October 2016, 20:00

Abuja - The passing of the Bill against Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution (SB 262) ha been hailed as a landmark in the protection of women and female children in the country.

The bill on Thursday passed reading at the Senate.

The bill prescribed five years jail term and the fine of N5 million for culprits, particularly educators, found guilty of engaging in sexual harassment.

Meanwhile, the bill stipulated expulsion for any student find to have engaged in false accusations.

Speaking to journalists at the National Assembly after the bill was passed, sponsor of the bill, Ovie Omo-Agege, said although the bill co-sponsored by 29 senators, it was also supported by 46 others.

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He described passage of the bill as a breakthrough in the protection of women and girls.

“We had instances where student who are suppose to graduate in four or five years were delayed as a result of sexual harassment. The Senate has made it clear that never again sexual harassment will be encouraged in our tertiary education institutions,” Omo-Agege said.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said the passage of the bill would help to protect students especially from teachers.

“This will help to protect our students from those who are supposed to be teaching them but decided to harass them sexually,” Ekweremadu said. 



- CAJ News


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