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Title:Sexual Harassment in Academia in Nigeria: How Real?
Author:Ladebo, Olugbenga J.
Periodical:African Sociological Review (ISSN 1027-4332)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
Subjects:sexual offences
Education and Oral Traditions
Women's Issues
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Health and Nutrition
Law, Legal Issues, and Human Rights
Labor and Employment
Education and Training
Sexual abuse
Universities and colleges
work environment
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24487380
Abstract:In 1991, the Commission on the Review of Higher Education suggested that sexual harassment was gradually assuming critical dimensions in Nigeria's higher education institutions. A study of four universities revealed that students identified sexual harassment as a critical stressor hindering academic work. This article assesses the issue of sexual harassment in Nigeria's academia on the basis of a study carried out in three universities in Ogun State. Information was obtained through interviews with key actors - male and female students and staff - and focus group discussions. The article argues that the absence of national legislation on sexual harassment is a major contributory factor to the perpetration of the act in higher education institutions. Furthermore, policy guidelines on sexual harassment should be developed by Nigerian universities. Bibliogr., notes. [ASC Leiden abstract]