Universities in Nigeria and Ghana have been plagued by stories of sexual harassment by lecturers and professors for decades. Allegations include a wide array of abuses, from blackmailing students for sex in exchange for marks and admission to lewd comments and grooming.

After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and the University of Ghana to capture footage of the sexual harassment.

Reporter Kiki Mordi, who knows first-hand how devastating sexual harassment can be, reveals what happens behind the closed doors of some of West Africa’s most prestigious universities.

Further information and support for anyone affected by sexual assault can be found through the BBC Action Line: http://bit.ly/2IyHETP

How have you been impacted by our investigation into sex for grades? If you would like to share your experience with BBC Africa Eye, contact us here: https://bbc.in/2OrGddL

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42 COMMENTS

  1. Great job keep it up, but one of the main problem problem is that the university is still not exercising quick Justice or even investigate the allegations and when the outcome is complete they should stop covering up for their reputation or the reputation of the professors and excluding the rights of the students which should be one of their main concern.

  2. I am really shocked… Sexual harassment is a huge problem in my country too. Here is no punishment for such men. It's disgusting what they do… No words… Keep fighting, sisters from Africa!!!
    with love and support, from Kazakhstan~

  3. It's happening in Europe too, we just can't do much because nobody believes us without a proof. I had couple professors telling me we could always re-arrange a mark without having to test again "if you know what I mean". I would of brought more problems on myself by bringing the matter to the board of education.

  4. It sounds like most of these people the only power lacking is the ability to study. I can understand how helpless one can feel being classify as a victim, but looking for better grades when all you want to do is party can result in an exchange. If these professors are putting a gun to these victimes, yes that's wrong, but for someone who does not want something to happen to them to go on a date with a criminal that sounds kind of fishy. I hope those girls find time to study, instead of short cuts, and for the real victims, put time into understanding what had happened to you psychologically. The research will help continue with life.

  5. What a waste of time. They had them on camera and still no dismissal. Y’all have to do better than this … embarrassing embarrassing on all levels. Again, black lives just don’t matter as much in a system of white supremacy/ racism.

  6. I’m watching this awful sexual harassment of nasty ass professors and these men still do not lose their job or get arrested. Crazy …. if the girls where white, they would lose their job in a heart beat. Black life just don’t matter as much in a system of white supremacy / racism.

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