The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill that prohibits sexual harassment of students In Tertiary Institutions.
The bill passed third reading after the clause by clause consideration of the report from its committee on the 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 to 5m. or on conviction to 14years imprisonment or both.
Lawmakers regard the bill as a landmark achievement, as students can now feel safe and protected.