National Assembly Passes Bill For Sexual Offenders In Tertiary Institutions

National Assembly has passed a bill for the prohibition and punishment of s£xual harassment by teachers/lecturers in tertiary institutions.

The 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 sexual 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 s£xual and gender based violence in the curriculum of all levels of secondary education in Nigeria.