Yesterday, We posted this News “Senate Passes Bill That Proposes A 5-year Jail Term For Randy Lecturers For 2nd Reading”
During a debate on a bill prohibiting s*xual harassment of students by educators, some pretty interesting submissions were made, but the one that c@ught attention was made by Senator Dino Melaye.
Melaye, representing Kogi west, says some men do not have the “anointing” to resist s*xual harassment.
Speaking at plenary on Tuesday during a debate on a bill prohibiting s*xual harassment of students by educators in tertiary educational institutions, Melaye said s*xual harassment was a two-way traffic.
He argued that some students willfully seduce their lecturers with the aim of getting academic favours.
“I support wholeheartedly that this bill be enacted to stand as deterrent to lecturers who take advantage of female students,” he said.
“However, the seductive and provocative dresses of our students who enter offices of lecturers who have no anointing to resist s*xual temptation should be discouraged.”, Sahara Reporters reported.
The bill, sponsored by Ovie Omo-Agege, lawmaker representing Delta central, and co-sponsored by 46 other senators, seeks to completely prohibit any form of s*xual relationship between lecturers and their students.
It prescribes five-year jail term for lecturers who engage in s*xual relationship with students.
The bill also has provisions to sanction students who falsely accuse lecturers of s*xual harassment. Such students could face dismissal from the school but no jail term was prescribed.
It states that the consent of the student shall not serve, in anyway, as a defence, as the bill seeks to completely ban lecturer-student relationships.