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Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by Nksleek: 1:04pm On Oct 09
Subsequent to the BBC sex for grade documentary indicting university professors of sexually molesting their students, the Sexual Harassment Bill, 2019 (SB. 77) sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has been read for the First Time on the floor of the Senate.

According to the Deputy Senate President, “I am wholly convinced that the unique student-educator relationship of authority, dependency and trust should never be violated.

By the maxim of ‘loco parentis’, educators are like parents. They owe a special fiduciary duty of care to students under their authority - students who trust and depend on them to shape their future career paths. It must therefore be extremely offensive to a reasonable mind where an educator treats students as ‘perquisites’ of his office. As a father, it is an issue that I cannot just accept. It is a shame on our conscience as a people. We will stop it. ...”

The Prevention, Prohibition And Redressal of Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Educational Institutions Bill, 2019 which is co-sponsored by 106 other senators specifically makes it a criminal offence for any educator in a university, polytechnic or any other tertiary educational institution to violate or exploit the student-lecturer fiduciary relationship for sexual pleasures.

The Bill imposes stiff penalties on offenders in it's overall objective of providing tighter statutory protection for students against sexual hostility and all forms of sexual harassment in tertiary schools.

The Bill provides a compulsory five-year jail term for lecturers who sexually harass students. When passed into law, vice chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics and other chief executives of institutions of higher learning will go to jail for two years if they fail to act within a week on complaints of sexual harassment made by students.


The Bill expressly allows sexually harassed students, their parents, or guardians to seek civil remedies in damages against sexual predator lecturers before or after their successful criminal prosecution by the State.

The Bill also seeks protection from sexual harassment for prospective students seeking admissions into higher educational institutions, students of generally low mental capacity and physically challenged students.

The Bill also stipulates as offences solicitation of sex or sexual advances by lecturers which result to intimidation, hostile or offensive environment for students. It makes provision for “institutional disciplinary procedures” to be followed by any sexually harassed student to report or submit a formal sexual harassment complaint within a tertiary institution to the administrative head of the institution. Administrative heads of tertiary academic institutions are mandated under the bill to protect students who made sexual harassment complaints from any form of victimisation in their learning.

Senator Omo-Agege believes that students, regardless of age are incapable of giving voluntary consent to unwelcomed sexual advances or demands for sexual favours by lecturers in any student-lecturer fiduciary relationship. A lecturer occupies a position of huge public trust in a student-lecturer fiduciary relationship. That relationship is a delicate one. We know of students with strong character who reject demand for sexual favours and are punished by making them fail in exams that they ordinarily passed. That should never happen. Senator Omo-Agege believes strongly that as parents, legislators owe our children a solemn duty to pass very tough and clear laws to protect our children against sexual perverts masquerading as teachers.

Source: https://focusnaija.com.ng/2019/10/09/sex-for-grades-omoagege-presents-sexual-harassment-bill-to-senate/

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by baby124: 1:09pm On Oct 09
Great bill. All VC’s who refuse to act on sexual harassment claims should be forced to resign, arrested and charged with criminal mischief and aiding, concealing rape. We need to go tough on this and ensure that each university has attached to it a social worker or women’s right office and, a police station to address and sit on all panels for sexual harassment within universities. All panels should also be open to the press.

Any lecturer involved in retaliatory acts against students who report these cases must also meet the same fate.

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by SmilingScorpion: 1:12pm On Oct 09
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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by SouthSouth1914: 1:12pm On Oct 09
Given due attention! A good move

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by Lexusgs430: 1:12pm On Oct 09
See wetin BBC cause so.......


BBC oya, continue all this undercover operations.... Infact, BBC should a form partnership deal with Brekete FM.........

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by SmilingScorpion: 1:12pm On Oct 09
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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by hisgrace090: 1:12pm On Oct 09
When will this crazy lecturers understand the student who stand as the customer as their king?

Maltreatment of student who feed and cloth lecturers must stop before we rest.


The bill should include an online student complain portal against randy and die hard bribe taking lecturers to avoid the vc and his colegue sweeping student complain under the carpet again.

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by LUGBE: 1:13pm On Oct 09
Even him, eye service.

We have a long way to go in this country, laws are so many but are for the poor.

That case of benue lecturer with his son that led to the death of that minor last year, how far.

All rape cases, who have the court convicted.

In another hand, some female students are always the cause,i can remember those days in school they frequent lecturers office without dressing responsible.

Some will know they did not write well in exams, they will go to beg for Mark ,he will also be forced to beg you for what he wants from you or gives you condition.

We all really need exemplary change not the Apc type.
Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by ainas247: 1:13pm On Oct 09
Nigerian television stations can't do what the BBC did.
Hippocrates...

now you see the RESULT....
Good Move.

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by NotNairalandi(m): 1:14pm On Oct 09
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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by Zowccbw: 1:14pm On Oct 09
Hahahahaha
Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by hisgrace090: 1:14pm On Oct 09
baby124:
Great bill. All VC’s who refuse to act on sexual harassment claims should be forced to resign, arrested and charged with criminal mischief and aiding, concealing rape. We need to go tough on this and ensure that each university has attached to it a social worker or women’s right office and, a police station to address and sit on all panels for sexual harassment within universities. All panels should also be open to the press.


Yes knowing fully well that our Nigerian vc's will still do nothing tomorrow against this abnormally.
Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by anambraamaka: 1:14pm On Oct 09
Good
Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by NaijaOlosho(f): 1:14pm On Oct 09
grin
You wey dey present this bill don't be caught in it oo

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by solmusdesigns: 1:15pm On Oct 09
cool


9th Assembly seems to be super proactive oo, sharp sharp, them done draft the bill.. this urhobo man might end up being the best Deputy Senate President ever....

I know Ekweramadu wouldnt have given two fvcks even if 20 students get gang raped in front of thier school gates, so long he gets his fat allowance


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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by lilwetdick: 1:15pm On Oct 09
they should also pass sexual harassment bill against those male employers soliciting sex from females before employing them

let employment be on merit.

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by Adebowale89(m): 1:15pm On Oct 09
the olosho that rushed to school should better go and find another means of future survival because average lecturers won't even want to have a lady alone in his closed office




bad market for lecturers, bad market for the dumb olosho. I wonder how someone like Tacha will pass a GST course if she don't open her stadium wide for those cone head lecturer to log in

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by William5432: 1:15pm On Oct 09
This could be a very good new if not that there is "Sex for Political Offices" in the Government.

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by tillaman(m): 1:15pm On Oct 09
Thank Goodness!! It’s about time
Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by Sofistcatdmoron: 1:16pm On Oct 09
grin nice one
Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by Ulaga12: 1:16pm On Oct 09
solmusdesigns:
cool


9th Assembly seem to be super proactive oo


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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by chigbolu: 1:17pm On Oct 09
Good one they should pass it into law quickly
Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by nextstep(m): 1:17pm On Oct 09
Not saying that the bill is wrong, but they should first pass a bill for stiff penalties for NASS and Senators stealing money. They are always quick to jump on other people's ass, but won't fix their own shortcomings. angry

See how efficiently EFCC has been harassing yahoo boys, yet the yahoo men are there sharing billions.

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by stagger: 1:17pm On Oct 09
baby124:
Great bill. All VC’s who refuse to act on sexual harassment claims should be forced to resign, arrested and charged with criminal mischief and aiding, concealing rape. We need to go tough on this and ensure that each university has attached to it a social worker or women’s right office and, a police station to address and sit on all panels for sexual harassment within universities. All panels should also be open to the press.

Why only tertiary institutions? What of banks that force female staff to sleep around for cash deposits to meet targets? What of sex for recruitments in government parastatals, military and paramilitary agencies? What of sex for roles in Nollywood?

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by yaki84: 1:17pm On Oct 09
Plenty bills passed, implementation ZERO!

They also forget ASUU get strong union, once their member is affected, they will strike till govt succumb.

Since gej passed anti gay bill to law, we now have plenty bobrisky getting endorsement from the same organisations thatsuppose to arrest or sanction these retards.

Abegii
Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by Nicoddemus: 1:17pm On Oct 09
Omo Agege the maze rapist lipsrsealed

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by yusufu16: 1:18pm On Oct 09
Lexusgs430:
See wetin BBC cause so.......


BBC oya, continue all this undercover operations.... Infact, BBC should a form partnership deal with Brekete FM.........

BBC with Ordinary Ahmed will uncover a lot of things in NIGERIA. The man get information

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by nurex01(m): 1:18pm On Oct 09
Welcome development
Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by jaxxy(m): 1:19pm On Oct 09
Ohh first sensible bill all year and from the least expected. Omo agege. I’m impressed

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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by SamOyovwi: 1:19pm On Oct 09
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Re: Omo-Agege Presents Sexual Harassment Bill To Senate by Lexusgs430: 1:20pm On Oct 09
yusufu16:


BBC with Ordinary Ahmed will uncover a lot of things in NIGERIA. The man get information

The ordinary president sends shivers down spines......

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