Breaking: 14 to 21 years imprisonment approved by Senate to punish lecturers on sexual abuse of students

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Sexual amendment bill read the 3rd time – Senate


The red chamber of the Nigerian National Assembly led by Senate President Ahmed Lawan read for the 3rd term “The Sexual Amendment Bill (2020 as amended)”

9News Nigeria correspondent reports that the sexual amendment bill was read out before the floor of the senate the 3rd time where stern warnings were reeled out as warning signs against lecturer’s abuse on students.

In this bill, the lecturers in higher institutions must not date, friend or have sexual intercourse with any student.

In short, the intention to do is 14years a jail term according to this law endorsed by all stakeholders of the education industry apart from the ASUU who felt the law is against their members.

Rape victim
Rape victim

While passing the law, the senate adjusted the law to even mean all schools including primary schools.

So if you are a lecturer and you are dating one of your students, you have one of these three options;

  1. End the relationship
  2. Marry her immediately
  3. Resign as a lecturer

If you are caught, 21years imprisonment. There is nothing like, she gave consent. They said NO MORE CONSENT.

If you make any attempt to date or cajole a student or toast. Or you make sexual advances at a student; 14years imprisonment.

If you forcefully “involve” with a student(in words of Senate President) my guy, you dey go prison.

Now, this is not peculiar to lecturers only. Even bosses at work. Directors, HODs, EDs, ES, Supervisors, Chairman, Councillors, Conductors and so on.

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In fact, this is a pre-independence anniversary gift to the lectures that will go into Sexual abuse of students in the higher institutions including the primary and secondary school teachers of the same offences.

Lecturers must not date, friend or have sexual intercourse with any student henceforth.

9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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