THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – In a new investigative journalism documentary titled ‘Sex for grades: Undercover in West African universities‘, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and a team of African journalists expose university lecturers who ask students for sex in return for academic favours – like good grades and university admission.
The documentary features a group of African journalists posing as students within the University of Lagos and University of Ghana in order to capture unsuspecting lecturers in the act.
Footage from the documentary reveals how Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, a senior lecturer at the University of Lagos, tries to make sexual advances towards one of the undercover journalists who posed as a 17-year old girl looking for admission into the university.
This story is currently trending on social media with the hashtag #SexForGrades and a lot of people are stepping forward to share their experiences online.
The BBC is offering information and support to victims of such sexual assaults here.
If you have a story of sexual harassment by a lecturer, you can also share it here.