The BBC sex for grades documentary has set the internet on fire from the moment it was released.
BBC also invited some top personalities to a private view of the 57-minute project. It filmed Nigerian and Ghanian lecturers assaulting BBC undercover journalists who acted as students.
The Speaker of House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila on his Twitter account applauds BBC Africa for their effort.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to the @BBCAfrica journalists whose efforts have exposed this scourge. Their efforts are a reminder of what can be achieved when good people say ‘enough is enough’ and act to make it so,” he wrote.
Gbajamila said the revelations in the documentary bring to the fore despicable practices that have victimised too many young people. He also said they were denied sense of self-worth and left them with psychological wounds that often never heal.
“These revelations call for a moment of reckoning, not only for those lecturers whose abuse of their position and the trust of their students has been caught on tape but those who are still hiding in the shadows.
“Our higher institutions where this culture of abuse has been allowed to thrive must also acknowledge their responsibility and act to put an end to these shameful practices. We owe our children that much,” he added.
BBC video elicits reactions
Don Jazzy also said lecturers who accept sex in exchange for grades are wrong. The famous music producer said the documentary will help both parties get their acts together.
“Ladies who offer their lecturers sex for grades are wrong, Lecturers who accept are wrong, Lecturers who ask for it are very wrong. Lecturers and Students will get their acts together bcos of this documentary,” he tweeted.
Comprehension is really underrated. Ladies who offer their lecturers sex for grades are wrong, Lecturers who accept are wrong, Lecturers who ask for it are very wrong. Lecturers and Students will get their acts together bcos of this documentary. Simple as that. #Sexforgrades
— ITS DONJAZZY AGAIN😉 (@DONJAZZY) October 7, 2019
Falzthebahdguy also said there is a need to get rid of the dysfunctional system.
I don’t think this is a time for baseless animosity. I have and will always speak up against all forms of sexual abuse. Yesterday, today, tomorrow. What we should be doing is working together to get rid of this dysfunctional system that allows women to be taken advantage of.
— #Loving (@falzthebahdguy) October 8, 2019
Pastor Nike Adeyemi also lamented that it is totally wrong and abusive to demand sex in exchange for the support that should be freely given.
Nollywood actress and producer, Uche Jombo said there is a proper problem with sex abuse culture in Africa as a whole and perpetrators are using God to do the most horrific things.