Atiku condemns sex-for-grades culture in Nigerian universities


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called for the end of sexual harassment of students across Nigeria’s tertiary institutions and the African continent at large.

In a series of tweets reacting to the viral video of Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer from the Department of European Languages, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Atiku condemned the sexual harassment, and at the same time, called for systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour.

The former Vice President’s tweets read; “I have just read the story on #SexForGrades across public tertiary institutions in many West African countries.

“This is unacceptable and requires systemic strategies to put a deterrence to such behaviour.

“As a society, we cannot allow a trend that is psychologically abusive to young women to thrive.

“In fact, that’s a direct opposite of what a sound educational system represents.”

As published earlier, Igbenegbu, a former sub-dean of UNILAG’s Faculty of Art and Head Pastor of Foursquare Gospel Church, was caught on tape making sexual advances to a teenage girl who posed as an admission seeker.

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