BBC Secret Investigations Expose Sexual Harassment By Lecturers Of West Africa Universities


BBC Pidgin in a collaboration with BBC Africa Eye has tasked itself to investigate how students face sexual harassment by lecturers for some of the universities in West Africa.

The investigation was secret and thorough as secret filming was involved in other to get video evidence of how some of the lecturers sexually abuse their students, mostly female students.

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On ‘Sex for grades’

‘Sex for grades’ is a BBC Africa Eye undercover investigation into some academic institutions in West Africa which increasingly have been faced with allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven.

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.

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Undercover 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.



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