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Sex-for-grades: Senate considers five years sentence for sexual abuse in schools

The Senate has revisited the Sexual Harassment bill which was sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege and passed by the Eighth senate.

The Bill which was introduced by the Eighth Senate in October 2016 seeks a Five-year jail term and Five million naira fine for Lecturers convicted for sexually harassing Male or Female students.

This was revealed in a Statement signed by Mr.  Ezrel Tabiowo, Special Assistant on press to President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

According to the Sexual Harassment Bill, an Educator will be “guilty of committing an offence of sexual harassment against a Student if He or She has sexual intercourse with a Student who is less than 18 years of age; has sexual intercourse with a Student or demands sex from a Student or a prospective Student as a condition to study in an Institution, or as a condition to the giving of a passing grade or the granting of Honour and Scholarships.”

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The reintroduced bill is sponsored by the same Omo-Agege, who is now the Deputy Senate President.

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