#SexForGrades; The Senate Is Considering A 5 Year Jail Term For Lecturers Found Guilty
Written by Smooth FM on October 10, 2019
Yesterday, the Nigerian senate revisited the sexual harassment bill sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central) and passed by the Eighth Senate.
The Bill, which was introduced in October 2016, prohibits any form of sexual relationship between lecturers and their students and prescribes jail term of up to five years for those who engage in sexual relationship with students.
When passed, randy lecturers found culpable would have to contend with a five-year jail term and N5m fine for lecturers convicted for sexually harassing male or female students.
According to the bill, an educator will be “guilty of committing an offence of sexual harassment against a student if he/she has sexual intercourse with a student less than 18 years; has sex with or demands sex from a student or a prospective student as a condition to study in an institution, or as a condition to giving a passing grade or granting honour and scholarships.”