National Assembly Passes Bill To Punish S3xual Offenders In Tertiary Institutions

A bill seeking the prohibition and punishment of s3xual harassment by teachers/lecturers in tertiary institutions has been passed in the National AssemblyThe Senate passed this bill in 2020 but the House of Representatives passed theirs but with different provisions.On Wednesday, June 7, the Chairman Senate Committee on Judiciary, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele stated that the conference committee of both chambers harmonised the different positions as he presented the report during plenary session.The proposed bill seeks to criminalise s3xual harassment by educators against students in tertiary institutions.The National Assembly on Wednesday also passed a legislation to make compulsory, the inclusion of preventive measures against s3xual and gender based violence in the curriculum of all levels of secondary education in Nigeria.