Fighting Female Sexual Harrasement in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions


  • Taofeeq Adebayo Olaigbe Department of General Studies, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Dare Azeez Fagbenro Department of Psychology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria



Sexual harassment, female students, tertiary institutions, Nigerian


Tertiary institutions all over the world including Nigeria are known for academic and moral excellence aimed at shaping leaders and intellectuals for the development of the world. However, the moral fabric that holds the tertiary institutions is seriously eroded because of the menace of sexual harassment to the female students in a developing country like Nigeria. Although, the menace is not only peculiar to tertiary institutions but across all workplace where male and female interact and relate with each other. In recent time the menace has negatively change the integrity and respect accosted for people in the tertiary institutions occasioned by incessant report of sexual harassment mostly directed to female students. Thus, there is constant need and clamour for way through which female students sexual harassment can be fight to the barest minimum in our tertiary institutions especially as attempt to stop this menace in the past has not yielded little or no positive outcomes. The methodology adopted in the study is the qualitative method using a content analysis approach. The concept of sexual harassment as given by various scholars and researchers were adequately domesticated in the study. The paper also beams its search light on some disturbing sexual harassment directed to the female students in the past so as to justify the presence of this menace. The study also analyses factors contributing to sexual assault. Based on these summations, the paper was able to give stringent policies that could be used to fight the scourge of sexual harassment.


Received: 16 November 2020 / Accepted: 8 March 2021 / Published: 17 May 2021


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Fighting Female Sexual Harrasement in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. (2021). Journal of International Cooperation and Development, 4(1), 103.