Various Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers.This abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven and a lot of students have kept quiet in fear of been stigmatized by the Lecturer and even their friends.
After gathering different 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 senior Lecturer at the University of Lagos,Dr Boniface Igbeneghu was caught on tape making sexual advances at a student seeking admission into the prestigious University. Dr Boniface who is a pastor at the Foursquare Gospel church has a long history of holding female students to sexual ransoms for grades and he has been suspended from the University of Lagos.
Yaw Gyampo professor of Political science at the University of Ghana was also caught in the act.