Sex For Grade/Admission: Saraki Begs Nass To Revisit Sexual Harassment Bill

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Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki on Monday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the 9th National Assembly to revisit the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill passed by the 8th Senate.

His call is in reaction to the recent Sex-for-grade documentary by BBC Tiger Eye. The documentary uncovered identities of some lecturers soliciting sex for grades and University admission in Nigeria n and Ghana.

 

Saraki in series of tweets posted on his verified handle @bukolasaraki said the move would implement institutional reforms necessary to safeguard students across the various higher institutions.

 

His tweets read

 

“In 2016, my colleagues & I in the 8th Senate passed the “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill” to prescribe a 5-year jail term for any lecturer, educationist or person in a position of authority in any tertiary institution in Nigeria found guilty of such conduct.

 

“I appeal to the 9th Senate & President Buhari to revisit this Bill so that we can implement the institutional reforms necessary to safeguard our children in educational institutions in the country.

 

“I also urge the institutions to conduct robust investigations not only on the accused but also for all other reports and complaints that come in. We need to believe victims and make institutions safer for our students.”