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Nigeria university sacked lecturer over sexual harassment of students

LAGOS, Nigeria – The University of Abuja in the Nigerian capital has dismissed one of its university lecturers for sexual harassment charges.

According to University’s sources, a female student had alleged that the lecturer, a professor, had demanded sex from her in exchange for good grades.

Graduates of the University of Abuja

Authorities at the university said the institution acted accordingly and in keeping with policy and procedures after reviewing the report of a panel set up to investigate the student’s allegations.

Several credible sources say sexual misconduct by lecturers is commonplace in top African universities. This was supported by an internationally supported documentary.

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

In a related development, a BBC Africa Eye investigation uncovered an illegal network that lured women from Africa to India, where they are then forced into sex work to satisfy the demands of the many African men living in Delhi.

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Dave Okonjie

Dave Okonjie is a public affairs analyst, researcher and senior issues correspondent.
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