OrderPaperToday – Immediate past president of the senate, Bukola Saraki has urged the 9th National Assembly to revisit the Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Prohibition Bill passed by the previous assembly in 2016.

This is in view of a documentary published by BBC Africa Eye on sexual harassment on female students by lecturers in some African universities.

The bill prescribes 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.

Reacting to the documentary, Saraki in series of tweets on his official Twitter account on Monday posted: “As a father, I’m appalled by the actions of lecturers captured in the #SexForGrades exposé. We cannot allow this sort of deplorable behaviour to fester.

“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”.

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