14 Oct 2022 Story, Pics & Videos: Public Hearing for the SGBV Schools’ Bill, an OCI Foundation-inspired legislation for Nigerian Secondary Schools (11/10/2022)
Tuesday, October 11, 2022, was yet another big day for the OCI Foundation, her second legislative Bill inspired by the Foundation goes through Public Hearing at the Nigerian National Assembly (NASS).
The Bill, which had already scaled through First (March 31) and Second Reading (July 27) this year, seeks to introduce Preventive Measures and Teachings of Anti-Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) into the Civic Education Curriculum of all Secondary Schools in Nigeria (JSS 1 to SSS 1).
It is being sponsored by Hon. Prof. Julius Ihonvbere, Chairman, House Committee on Basic Education (and Member representing the Owan Federal Constituency in the Nigerian NASS).
The OCI Foundation is grateful to her NASS Liaison Officer, Vivian Obinwa (Esq), the prime architect of this initiative, for her doggedness towards getting this Bill to its stage. She represented the OCI Foundation at the event, along with Mrs Ebele Udechukwu, an Abuja-based Advocacy Team member of the Foundation.
The OCI Foundation also thanks Dele Ahamisi (Esq), for his role in this Bill.
Video: Speeches at the Hearing
The SGBV Bill is the second legislation that has been successfully pushed through this stage by the OCI Foundation, an international (Australian-Nigerian) NGO that promotes Health, Education, and Social/Public Welfare among Nigerians. The First Bill, which also went through Public Reading on September 29th and 30th, 2022, seeks to include teachings against breast and cervical cancers into the curriculum of all senior secondary schools in Nigeria.