Sex For Grades’ scandal ignites social media uproar

BBC Africa on Sunday, October 6, 2019, released the teaser of an investigative piece targeted at unravelling the disturbing instances where university lecturers demand sex from female students in exchange for good grades.

Sex For Grades’ scandal ignites social media uproar
Sex For Grades’ scandal ignites social media uproar


BBC Africa on Sunday, October 6, 2019, released the teaser of an investigative piece targeted at unravelling the disturbing instances where university lecturers demand sex from female students in exchange for good grades.

This has triggered a massive uproar on social media, particularly in Ghana and Nigeria, as the documentary focuses on two leading public universities in the two countries, the University of Ghana and the University of Lagos.

The documentary, which set to be premiered at 6pm in Ghana, October 7, 2017, has already exposed two lecturers of the aforementioned universities – Dr Paul Kwame Butakor and Dr Boniface Igbeneghu of Ghana and Nigeria, respectively.

Spearheaded by a victim, the documentary recounts and exposes the various instances where some lecturers made sexual advances towards vulnerable female students

As at 8am on Monday, October 7 2019, #SexForGrades had garnered more than 40,000 tweets and was number one on Ghana trends, with almost every user calling for the heads of lecturers already implicated and those yet to be.