BBC Highlights Culture of Sexual Harassment At Universities in New Africa Eye Documentary

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Many years ago, Eedris Abdulkareem captured and satirized Nigeria’s grades for sex culture with the hit record, Mr Lecturer. Many years later, the issue is still common on Nigerian university campuses. This culture of sexual harassment forms the subject of the latest from BBC’s Africa Eye.

On the segment; an undercover investigation is conducted on the sexual harassment crimes that go on in some of the biggest universities in West Africa. For the past year, investigations and interviews have been carried out by correspondents with current and past members of The University of Lagos and The University of Ghana. The documentary will capture nine months worth of interviews and over a year of evidence against faculty members guilty of sexually harassing female students. 

BBC hopes to throw light on issues of coerced sex in tertiary institutions and raise awareness of the need to protect these students. Watch the documentary below. Hopefully, the higher authorities will see this as a cry for help and be prompted to act in defense of the victims. 

 

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