The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill that prohibits sexual harassment of students In Tertiary Institutions.
The bill passed third reading after a clause by clause consideration of the report from its committee on Judiciary Human Rights and Legal Matters.
According to the provisions of the bill , any educator found guilty of committing an offence of sexual harassment is liable on conviction to 14years imprisonment or a fine of 5 million Naira or both.
This is coming as a so many reports and out cries by many students especially female over sexual harassment that has lingered for more than too long
Lawmakers regard the bill as a landmark achievement, as students can now feel safe and protected.