Causes of Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria
Keywords:Sexual harassment, Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria
The problem of sexual harassment in the higher educational institutions in Nigeria has taken another dimension calling for a quick action. The situation is so bad in some higher educational institutions in Nigeria that a many students and staff have experienced one form of sexual harassment or the other. Sexual harassment has been a challenge in all levels of education especially in the higher educational institutions across Nigeria. This paper examined causes of sexual harassment in Nigerian tertiary institutions. Secondary data collected from both print and online publications were used for the paper. The paper concluded that lack of proper sexual harassment policy, poor implementation, academic power, culture of silence, indecent dressing and lack of confidential reporting mechanisms are major causes of persistence sexual harassment in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
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