Before the BBC Africa Eye sex-for-grades video, lecturers had been accused of canvassing for sex to assist female students. The narrative is the same in virtually all citadels of learning – Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges of Education.
That so many female students have become victims of sexual harassment is an open secrete. Of note is that in May 2016, the Senate considered a bill that would slam a five-year jail term on lecturers who exploit students sexually.
Obafemi Awolowo University
A recorded audio conversation between a senior lecturer in the department of Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ife, Professor Richard Akindele and Monica Osetoba Osagie, a postgraduate student in Business Administration, went viral on social media.
Prof. Akindele was heard demanding to have sex with Monica five times before he would up her score from 33% to a percentage of her choice. Monica, obviously was not the only student who was embroiled in the lecturer’s sex- for- marks web.
She repeatedly addressed the other person in the conversation as ‘Prof. Akindele’ who protested: ‘stop calling my name!’
Osun state University
A randy senior lecturer in the Department of Languages and Linguistics at the Osun State University, Osogbo, Dr. Olabode Ajoniyi, was also caught on video having sex in a hotel room with one of his female students identified as Mercy Ikwue.
The case is still being investigated.