BY PRINCELY ONYENWE, IMO
In a recently passed Sexual Amendment bill after its 3rd time reading, the Nigerian Senate has promulgated a law that allows punishment of 14 to 21 years imprisonment to lectures found guilty of sexually abusing students across Nigerian universities.
According to a report made available to 9News Nigeria on the ruling, the Nigerian Senate led by Senate President Ahmed Lawan read for the 3rd term “The Sexual Amendment Bill (2020 as amended)”
9News Nigeria reports that 14 to 21 years imprisonment was approved by the Senate to punish lecturers for sexual abuse of students
Our 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.
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;
- End the relationship
- Marry her immediately
- 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.
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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