Sex For Grades: Nigerian University Sacks Lecturer Over Sexual Harassment

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University of Abuja
University of Abuja

The University of Abuja in the Nigerian capital has dismissed one of its lecturers over sexual harassment.

This is not related to the noted BBC Africa Eye documentary called ‘Sex For Grades’.

A female student had alleged that the lecturer, a professor, had demanded sex in exchange for marks.

The university said it had acted after reviewing the report of a panel set up to investigate the allegations.

In October, the BBC’s Africa Eye investigative programme exposed sexual misconduct by lecturers at two top West African universities.

The revelations in the “Sex for grades” documentary led to the suspension of some lecturers at both the University of Lagos in Nigeria and the University of Ghana.

In Ghana

A fact-finding committee instituted to investigate sex for grades allegation against Prof. Ransford Gymapo and Dr Paul Butakor, recommended that the lecturers must face the university’s Disciplinary Committee.

The Committee, chaired by Justice Vida Akoto-Banfo noted in its report to the Vice-Chancellor that there was a prima facie evidence against the two lecturers contrary to Paragraph 6.4 of the Code of Conduct for Academic Staff of the University of Ghana.

No update has been made public on the Disciplinary Committee proceedings.

Source: Kuulpeeps.com|BBC

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