SWITZERLAND, OCTOBER 07 – The BBC has released a documentary exposing pervasive sexual corruption in Nigerian tertiary institutions. The video features randy lecturers in high institutions who demand for sex in return for grades.
“Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven,” the BBC says
After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.
Female reporters were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras.
Reporter Kiki Mordi, who knows first-hand how devastating sexual harassment can be, reveals what happens behind closed doors at some of the region’s most prestigious universities.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has commended the management for sacking 15 lecturers accused of sexual harrassment.