Sex bill pits students against lecturersNigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News


It’s Bound To Fail – Lecturers
• No, It’ll Correct Rot In Tertiary Institutions – Students
• ‘This Provides Legal Framework To Treat Sexual Harassment As Crime’
• FIDA, WORDOC, Other activists Describe Bill As Welcome Development

Mixed reactions have continued to trail the Sexual Harassment Bill recently passed by the senate ostensibly to check the increasing rate of the trend in the country’s tertiary institutions.

University lecturers were yesterday united in their opposition to the Bill, saying any law specifically targeted at a group when it should be for all citizens, is bound to fail. They wondered whether sexual harassment only occurs in the tertiary institutions to warrant such a law.

Immediate past chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan chapter, Prof. Deji Omole, noted that sexual violence is a global problem and should be treated as such, adding: “It is unfortunate that we are at this level in this…

Source: Guardian Newspaper