Barely 6 hours after the BBC Africa Eye Documentary which showed two lecturers from University of Lagos and University of Ghana sexually harass journalists disguised as students, #sexforgrades has started trending on Twitter.
More people are coming out to share their stories, from victims who have been previously harassed, to friends of victims. In a name and shame moment, more universities and faculties are also being called out.
It is amazing to see that #sexforgrades is something that has been swept under the carpet for so long due to low reportage and lack of evidence when people speak up.
As usual, people who have decided to be deliberately obtuse about the situation are not left out as they too have taken to social media to air their views, however dull-witted it may be. It is indeed a free for all.
See some Twitter reactions below:
How old are you?
“And you’re big like this?” People who think like this are perverts. You would think the age would stop him but no, “Let me kiss you for a minute”
To think he is also in charge of a foundation that caters to vulnerable girls makes me shudder.#SexforGrades
— Aproko Doctor™ (@aproko_doctor) October 7, 2019
Avoid those lecturers..BLOCKED.
Students tempt lecturers..BLOCKED
Don’t air the docume..BLOCKED
It will tarnish their reputa..BLOCKED
Everyone knows exactly what #SexForGrades is all about & how terrible it is, attempting to twist it & bring in silly nuances is sheer foolery.
— Ugwunna Ejikem (@UgwunnaEjikem) October 7, 2019
@kikimordi, Kemi Alabi and I began investigating #SexforGrades as far back as Nov 2017. The situation is worse than all of us imagined. Please watch our full film at 7pm tonight on YouTube #BBCAfricaEye pic.twitter.com/ySLOQJ1cLX
— Charlie Northcott (@CNorthcott1) October 7, 2019
I didn’t even know I was crying until the video ended. This was my reality for 4 years with over 10 different lecturers. Thank you @bbcafrica
and especially @kikimordi for doing work to make sure the cycle stops with us.
This is brilliant work.
— Mr. Boneoff (@efzia) October 7, 2019
Enough of making spaces uncomfortable for us. We are taking the power back into it our hands & making our spaces uncomfortable for sexual assaults & rapists like Dr Boniface who want to exert power over another human beings body. we won’t continue living in fear #SexForGrades
— ebele. (@ebelee_) October 7, 2019
#SexForGrades documentary will change the landscape, it will be huge leading to the reduction and maybe the extinction of this act. I graduated from Unilag, and it’s actually a THING, it’s so deep you could tell the lecturers involved. Finally, the hunter is now the hunted.
— Babajide Guerrero (@BabajideGuerero) October 7, 2019
We have received so many messages and we are now very much aware of the ongoing sexual harassment(s) within various Nigerian tertiary institutions. This is only the beginning for us!#SexforGrades
— S.T.E.R Initiative (@StandtoEndRape) October 7, 2019
So the university boards, Ghana police and other stakeholders, what are you waiting for? Lets get these greedy men out of our schools. #SexForGrades
— Dr. Ayigbe Borla Bird 🇬🇭 (@Mr_Ceyram) October 7, 2019
— Kwaku Boakye (@boaakye) October 7, 2019
I still remember when @kikimordi was at @KUFMNIGERIA and she said people encourage rape by shielding their family members that if its ha brothers she would expose them and report to police. Welldone girl. #SexForGrades
— Franker Imadegbor (@FrAme_Couture) October 7, 2019
— King Iseunife 👑 (@TheShawnife) October 7, 2019