Sex for Grades: undercover inside Nigerian and Ghanaian universities – BBC Africa Eye documentary

Universities in Nigeria and Ghana have been plagued by stories of sexual harassment by lecturers and professors for decades. Allegations include a wide array of abuses, from blackmailing students for sex in exchange for marks and admission to lewd comments and grooming.

After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the University of Ghana to capture footage of the sexual harassment.

Reporter Kiki Mordi, who knows first-hand how devastating sexual harassment can be, reveals what happens behind the closed doors of some of West Africa’s most prestigious universities.

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UPDATE: Following the sexual harassment allegations levelled against them in this #BBCAfricaEye investigation in 2019, the University of Lagos says it has approved the immediate dismissal of Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr. Samuel Oladipo on 31 May 2021.

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