The BBC Africa Eye sex-for-grades video is not the first time lecturers are being accused of soliciting sex to help female students.
The story is the same in virtually all citadels of learning – Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges of Education
It is an open secret that so many female students have become victims of sexual harassment.
It should be noted that in May 2016, the Senate considered a bill that would slam a five-year jail term on lecturers who exploit students sexually.
Obafemi Awolowo University
A recorded audio conversation between a senior lecturer in the department of Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Professor Richard Akindele and Monica Osetoba Osagie, a postgraduate student in Business Administration, went viral on social media.
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.
She repeatedly addressed the other person in the conversation as ‘Prof. Akindele’ who protested: ‘stop calling my name!’
Osun State University
At the Osun State University, Osogbo, a randy senior lecturer in the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Dr. Olabode Ajoniyi, was also caught on video having sex in a hotel room with one of his female students identified as Mercy Ikwue.
The case is still being investigated.