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BBC AFRICA EYE SEX FOR GRADES

In an exclusive undercover investigation, Africa Eye will reveal proof of a sexual harassment scandal at West Africa’s top universities. During a year-long investigation, journalists posing as students made secret recordings of male academics who harass and abuse young women. It’s a problem which plagues West Africa, and many countries around the world, but it’s almost never proven, until now. 

As a result of numerous public requests to investigate “sex for grades,” Africa eye decided to look further into the problem. Two of West Africa’s most prestigious universities were investigated – the University of Lagos, Nigeria (UNILAG) and the University of Ghana (LEGON). Sex for Gradesreveals how lecturers – who can make or break academic careers – groom victims in academic settings; abusing their power to try to get what they want.

The documentary is reported by and features the personal story of Kiki Mordi, who was sexually harassed by a lecturer at university. Her dream to become a doctor was shattered because she refused to have sex with a lecturer for her exam results.

Kiki Mordi says: “No one should be robbed of their future. When the dream slipped away I didn’t have any options. I did this story for my 19 year-old self who did not have a voice in the face of sexual harassment.”

Key revelations in the documentary will include:

Explicit inappropriate sexual conversations by professors on camera.
Exposure of a senior lecturer and pastor in Lagos belonging to a church with over 8 million members worldwide
Exposure of a secret room inside the senior staff club of one of the universities, known as “the cold room,” where female students are groomed and groped by academic staff.
Exposure of a high-profile professor in Ghana, who currently enjoys widespread media coverage as a political commentator. 

 

Those exposed for wrongdoing in the course of the investigation were featured as a result of nine months of research and preparation, following up allegations of improper conduct from current and former students.

Africa Eye – holding power to account.

For further information please contact BBC World Service Group Communications

Marina.Forsythe@bbc.co.uk

 

Notes to Editors:

BBC Africa Eye  is BBC Africa’s award-winning investigations unit. Working with some of the continent’s most talented journalists, they make investigative documentaries for the BBC World service, creating content for TV and Online in English, French, Hausa and Swahili. Africa Eye provides in-depth reporting that holds power to account and tackles topics that are of interest and concern to audiences across Africa and beyond.

Professors featured in the film

Dr Boniface Igbeneghu– A senior lecturer in UNILAG’s Faculty of Arts, a former sub-dean, and the head pastor of a local branch of the Foursquare Gospel Church. Foursquare, has over 8.8 million members in over 90,000 churches across 146 nations.
Dr Paul Kwame Butakor lecturer in the College of Education – University of Ghana
Professor Ransford Gyampo – political scientist and outspoken commentator – University of Ghana
Dr Samuel Oladipo, Economics lecturer at University of Lagos

The full documentary can be viewed on the following BBC Partners

English

Ethiopia?FanaTV??Monday???1530
Ghana??TV3???Tuesday???21:00
Kenya??KTN News??Monday???19:05
Liberia??LNTV???Friday, Monday, Wednesday?18:00
Malawi??Times Television?Saturday???20:00
Nigeria??ABS TV???Monday???19:00, 21:00
Nigeria??Liberty TV??Sunday????16:00
Nigeria??NTA Network??Monday???22:00
Nigeria??NTA News 24??Monday???Various
Nigeria??TVC News??Sunday????22:00
Nigeria??TVC???Monday???18:00
Seychelles?SBC???Wednesday???15:10
Sierra Leone?SLBC????Monday??16:00
Swaziland?EswatiniTV???Wednesday??15:00
Uganda? ?NBS TV????Monday??19:00
United States?The Africa Channel??Thursday??16:00, 19:00
United States?The Africa Channel??Friday???04:00
United States?The Africa Channel??Sunday???04:00
Zambia??QTV????Tuesday??18:00

French

Benin??ORTB????Wednesday??20:30
DRC??Hope Channel TV??Wednesday??1430
DRC??Hope Channel TV??Saturday??0845
DRC??RTGA????Wednesday??13:00
DRC??RTGA????Sunday???20:30
Gabon??RTN????Friday???2000
Gabon??RTN????Monday??1930
Guinea??RTG????Thursday??16:30
Niger??Anfani TV???Tuesday??20:30

Swahili

Kenya??KTN Burudani???Monday??17:00
Tanzania?Clouds TV???Monday??17:00

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