BBC Africa in an effort to expose West African lecturers who often request for s*x from their female students in order to give them good grade, has come out with a documentary titled “s*x for grade”
Even though we are all acting shocked by the revelation from the s*x for grade documentary, it is very well known that most university lecturers in Nigeria indulge in such activities and that is by BBC Africa took the initiative to expose them.
One of the exposed lecturers is identified as Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu a former Sub Dean, Faculty of Arts and senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, Lagos state. He is also a Foursquare Pastor who is seen preaching at the church altar every Sunday.
Dr. Boniface in one of the videos shown by BBC Africa was seen flirting and trying to force himself on an undercover female student who came to his office for academic reasons.
He explained how the school’s lecturers take female students to the upper part of the staff cold with the code name “Cold room”, using his words,
“They smooch girls, touch their body, their breast”
He further explained that female student who has an intimate relationship with lecturers gain favor from them especially for grades which he admitted was the benefits of such a relationship.
Another lecturer exposed in the documentary is Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor a lecturer in one of the prestigious universities in Ghana. Butakor was seen on the video begging a female student to be her side guy.
Reacting to the video, the former vice president of Nigeria, Mr. Atiku Abubakar took to his Twitter page to express his disappointment on the issue.
His tweet reads:
I have just read the story on #S*xForGrades across public tertiary institutions in many West African countries. This is unacceptable, and requires systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour.
As a society, we cannot allow a trend that is psychologically abusive to young women to thrive. In fact, that’s a direct opposite of what a sound educational system represents. – AA