Nigerian Teachers, Lecturers Now Mandated To Sign S3xual Harassment Prevention Form

Date: 18-02-2024 3:41 pm (3 months ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Teachers and lecturers in various educational institutions across the country are now mandated to sign the Prevention of segxwal Exploitation and Abuse Code of Conduct form.

The action is part of measures to check the alarming rate of segxwal-related violence in learning institutions across the country.

According to the standard operating procedure for the prosecution of perpetrators of school-related gender-based violence cases in Nigeria recently launched by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Education, it is prohibited for teachers to engage in s*xual relationships with direct beneficiaries between 18 and 24.

Teachers are also barred from holding, hugging, or touching students/learners in an inappropriate or culturally insensitive way.
In addition, teachers are prohibited from staying in secluded areas alone with students.

The form partly read, “I agree that I will not abuse or exploit students/learners; engage in any form of s*xual activity or develop physical/s*xual relationships with anyone under the age of 18 outside the school environment. I understand that mistaking the age of the child is not an excuse.

“(I will not) engage in s*xual relationships with direct beneficiaries ages 18-24.

“(I will not) engage youth(s) in any form of s*xual activity which involves the exchange of money, employment, goods or services for s*x. This includes s*xual favours or other forms of humiliating or exploitative behaviour.

“(I will not) use language or behave towards a student/learner in a way that is inappropriate, offensive, abusive, s*xually provocative, demeaning, or culturally inappropriate.

“(I will not) hold, hug, or touch students/learners in an inappropriate or culturally insensitive way.

“(I will not) do things of a personal nature for students/learners with whom I am in contact at work that they can do for themselves (for example, taking them to the toilet or helping them get undressed).
“(I will not) spend time alone away from others with students/learners with whom I am in contact at work. I will always make sure that another adult is with me and/or I am with the students/learners in an open public place.”


The government in the SOP also directed learning institutions to create a procedure for recruiting staff members that can detect paedophiles and other perpetrators of s*xual offences against students/learners.

The SOP also directed that “the following recruitment process for personnel should be considered:

“Written character references, verification of references, and a signed statement of commitment to the state Ministry of Women in line with the ministry’s Child Protection Policy.

“An affidavit of good behaviour on interaction with children.

“Background checks, check s*x offenders’ register in the states and federal.”


When contacted, the President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, declined to comment on the development, saying he had yet to get a copy of the SOP.

“I have not seen the standard operating procedure. I can’t comment on it,” he simply said.

Sunday PUNCH reports that s*xual harassment remains a persistent concern in Nigerian educational institutions nationwide.

Currently, a University of Calabar Law professor, Cyril Ndifon, is facing trial on accusations of s*xually harassing students of the faculty.

An Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission’s star witness, a diploma graduate of the department, accused Ndifon of demanding her virginity and oral s*x in exchange for admission into the LLB programme.


Posted: at 18-02-2024 03:41 PM (3 months ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 18-02-2024 03:49 PM (3 months ago)
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The best way for this lecturer is to just teach and never EVER smile to this women!! if the greet u don't answer!! if u meet them for a corner just run as if u see snake  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 18-02-2024 03:49 PM (3 months ago) | Grande Master
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- fineboy77 at 18-02-2024 04:50 PM (3 months ago)
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Let the men sign it,but please let the female lecturers continue.Male students are not complaining Grin Grin Grin

Posted: at 18-02-2024 04:50 PM (3 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Holopid at 18-02-2024 05:13 PM (3 months ago)
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Good news 4 the female students,pupils etc..they are mostly the victims!
Posted: at 18-02-2024 05:13 PM (3 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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