The raging controversy about sex for grades scandal that has hit two prominent West African Universities, the University of Lagos and University of Ghana lingers. In a recent development, a senior lecturer in a Nigerian university has dared some of his students.
Only identified as liyu Maigado, he sought to absolve himself of finger-pointing and accusations that male lecturers prey on their female students and threw a big challenge on his Facebook page.
He wrote in a post sighted by MyNewsGh.com “I am Aliyu Maigado, a lecturer with Department of Animal Science, Federal University of Kashere, Gombe State.
Over the years, I taught several courses and interacted with many students, both male and female.
If as my student, I ever extort money from you; demanded for, or sexually harassed you, between you and your God, kindly report and expose me. Thank you”
It comes at a time two of his colleagues in the oil-rich country are battling credibility crises after they captured in a recent expose by BBC Africa Eye seeking sexual favours from students.
A former senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and a former Sub- Dean of the University of Lagos, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu told a 17-year-old Senior High School (SHS) ‘graduate’ who was seeking for admission into the university to pay for his services with her body.
“How old are you? 17 and you look very big like this? Do you know you are a beautiful girl? Do you know I am a pastor and I am in my fifties? What would shock you is that even at my age now if I want a girl of your age, a 17-year-old all I need is sweet tongue[talk] and put some money in her hand and get her”, he bragged.
Another lecturer, Samuel Oladipo of the Economics department of the University of Lagos who was not specifically targeted by the BBC Africa Eye team, approached the reporter, Kiki Mordi, while the team was reporting on the university campus, and made sexual advances towards her with the promise of helping her with her studies.
Ms Mordi, the lead reporter of the documentary, who herself had suffered sexual harassment disclosed that she was forced to quit her undergraduate studies after the unfortunate incident as she could no longer bear the trauma.