Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, has assured that the Upper legislative chamber would put an end to the menace of s*x-for-marks in the nation’s schools.
In a statement he issued, on Wednesday, Sen. Omo-Agege said, “Today, The Sexual Harassment Bill, 2019 (SB. 77) sponsored by me has been read for the First Time on the floor of the Senate.
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“I am wholly convinced that the unique student-educator relationship of authority, dependency and trust should never be violated. By the maxim of ‘loco parentis’, educators are like parents.
“They owe a special fiduciary duty of care to students under their authority, and who trust and depend on them to shape their future career paths.
“It must therefore be extremely offensive to a reasonable mind where an educator treats students as ‘perquisites’ of his office. As a father, it is an issue that I cannot just accept. It is a shame on our conscience as a people. We will stop it…,” the statement said.