Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing 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.
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.
A lecturer Mr Musa Muhammad from Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State shared his view to an Academic Staff Union of Universities group (ASUP) on Facebook stating that “Unless Nudity on campuses is treated like exam-malpractice, sex-for-grades relationships will continue to flourish”.
What’s your take on his statement? Do you think it’s the student’s fault or the lecturer’s fault or the both parties are to work towards setting the right pace to avoid such issues from reoccurring?