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#SexForGrades: Twitter users share tales of sexual harassment in universities

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#SexForGrades: Twitter users share tales of sexual harassment in universities

BBC Africa Eye investigative documentary on sexual harassment on campuses in West Africa dubbed ‘Sex for grades’ has sparked a series of reactions on social media as former students share tales of their harassment from lecturers.

The investigation was conducted by undercover reporters in some notable universities in West Africa – the University of Lagos and University of Ghana.

Senior lecturers from the two universities were singled out after a series of interviews with former students of the institutions indicted them as serial abusers who seek sexual favours from female students in order to award them grades.

At UNILAG, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu a former sub-dean of the university and a pastor at Foursquare Gospel Church fell into the trap as he was seen making sexual advances to an undercover reporter who posed as a 17-year-old admission seeker.

“Fine girls like you are always vulnerable.

“Switch off this light, lock the door, I’ll kiss you for a minute,” Boniface was heard telling the lady.

The 13-minute documentary has evoked reactions on Twitter.

Twitter users are sharing their similar experiences as they also call for the sack of the lecturers indicted in the documentary.

Other social media users are also calling for the signing of the sexual harassment bill.

The bill was passed by the Senate in October 2016, it prescribes a 5-year jail term for lecturers guilty of sex for grades

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A member of the House of Representatives, Akin Alabi tweeted:

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