In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 07th, July, 2020

Senate Passes Sexual Harassment Invoice To Punish Randy Lecturers

Senate Passes Sexual Harassment Bill To Punish Randy Lecturers


Senate Passes Sexual Harassment Invoice To Punish Randy Lecturers

The Senate on Tuesday handed a invoice searching for to cease sexual abuse of feminine college students within the nation’s tertiary establishments.

The Invoice which was learn the third time and handed, was a sequel to the consideration of the report of the Committee on  Judiciary, Human Rights and Authorized Issues introduced by the Chairman, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, All Progressives Congress, APC, Ekiti Central.

The invoice, christened: The proposed laws titled “A Invoice for an Act to Forestall, Prohibit and Redress Sexual Harassment of College students in Tertiary Instructional Establishments and for different issues related therewith 2019 was sponsored by Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo -Agege, APC, Delta Central, and co-sponsored by 105 different Senators.

The invoice which has 27 clauses, proposes as much as 14 years jail time period, with a minimal of 5 years, with out an possibility of nice for any educator who commits sexual offences in tertiary establishments.

The invoice defines sexual offences as together with sexual activity with a scholar or calls for for intercourse from a scholar or a potential scholar or intimidating or making a hostile or offensive setting for the coed by asking for intercourse or making sexual advances.

Different types of sexual harassment recognized within the invoice are grabbing, hugging, kissing, rubbing, stroking, touching, pinching the breasts or hair or lips or hips or buttocks or some other sensual a part of the physique of a scholar; or sending by hand or courier or digital or some other means bare or sexually specific photos or movies or intercourse associated objects to a scholar, and whistling or winking at a scholar or screaming, exclaiming, joking or making sexually complimentary or uncomplimentary remarks a few scholar’s physique or stalking a scholar.

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Recall that the invoice was sponsored throughout the eighth Senate by Senator Ovie Omo- Agege. Additionally, recall that six months after it was launched on the ground of the Senate, the invoice that sought to amongst others, cease sexual abuse of feminine college students within the nation’s tertiary establishments was handed Thursday, October, 27th, 2016 by the Pink Chamber.

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