Sex For Grade:Sexual Harassment in Nigeria tertiary institutions



By Abubakar Mubarak Musa

Based on findings, it has been discoverd that 40%-50% of Nigeria Tertiary Institutions lecturer harass the female ones of sex for Grade.

Lectures now demand sex from students to be able to pass his course(s) with good grades, some fail students because they refused submitting there body despite performing well in his course(s).


Mentioned but few are:

Obafemi Awolowo University
Recently, a recorded audio conversation between a senior lecturer in the department of Accounting, at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Professor Richard Akindele, negotiating sex for marks with one Monica Osetoba Osagie, a Masters in Business Administration student, went viral on the traditional and social media.
In the conversation, Professor Akindele was heard demanding to have sex with Monica five times before he would upgrade her score from 33% to a percentage of her choice. It was also obvious that Monica, was not the only student who was embroiled in the lecturer’s sex for marks web.

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ABU Zaria
A lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, was apprehended at a private female hostel in Samaru, Zaria. In this case, the lecturer was discovered to have sneaked into the hostel, disguised as a woman, with hijab. However, findings showed that he was having an affair with one of the female students, with an alleged intention to top her grade as well as intervene and prevail on other lecturers to give her good grades.

Ambrose Alli University

Also, a seven minutes recorded video of sexual harassment conversation between an Engineering lecturer at the Ambrose Alli University , Ekpoma and some female students went viral in April 2012, consequent upon which the lecturer was dismissed.
However this is one case that was proved to be false by the court. In April 22, 2018 a magistrate’s Court sitting in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State convicted the two female students; Judith Ivie Okosun and Juliet Obehi Okosun, and were sentenced two years and a year imprisonment respectively over what it described as unlawful detention and indecent assault on a university don, in connection with the sexual harassment scandal

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The lecturers should be an agent of motivation and ecouragement to female to be morally, psychologically, socially, physically, biologically and emotionally equiped as female education is the key to national development. This act of theirs will either bring about failing and devaluation of Nigeria Education.

It's appalling and inhuman for a rational and faithful man to have engage in such attidud of sexual harassment(Sex for Good Grade). It's high time Federal Government Of Nigeria(Ministry of Education), Human Right Commission, corporate organizations and NGOs to keen into this to unravel the outrageous and calamitous situation brought upon our female students.

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