A former chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Dr. Laja Odukoya, says the sexual harassment bill criminalizes lecturers on an issue that is prevalent in, not just tertiary institutions, but the larger society.
The sexual harassment bill, passed by the Senate on Tuesday, proposed two to 14 years for sexual harassment convictions.
Speaking on Sunrise Daily Thursday, Dr. Odukoya, a former chairman of the University of Lagos chapter of ASUU, said the operational word in the bill is “educators,” which, according to him, picks the tertiary institutions as a special case and not fair for an offense that is common in the society.
The lecturer also said that while the females are vulnerable, males are equally getting sexually harassed.
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