Senate passes bill to address sexual harassment of students in tertiary institutions

The Nigerian senate today, Tuesday July 7th, passed for third reading a Bill that seeks to protect students in the nation’s tertiary institutions against sexual harassment.

The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to prevent, prohibit and redress sexual harassment of students in tertiary educational institutions and for matters connected therewith, Bill, 2020” was sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie-Omo Agege (Delta Central) and co-sponsored by 105 other Senators.

The bill was necessitated by the rampant report of sexual harassment suffered by students in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions.

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