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Sex For Grades: UNILAG Dismisses 2 Lecturers (Photo)

Following a special report by the British Broadcasting Commission, BBC, the Management of the University of Lagos, UNILAG has dismissed two lecturers over a Sex for grades allegation levelled against them.

The affected lecturers are Dr Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo of the Department of European Languages and Department of Economics, respectively.

The Management of UNILAG had in 2019 suspended Boniface Igbeneghu, who is also a pastor, over allegation of demanding sex for grades. Igbeneghu was one of several academics secretly filmed by BBC Africa Eye.

EveryEvery.ng gathered that the university’s Governing Council had on May 31 approved the lecturers’ dismissal in line with section 18 of the University of Lagos Act 1967.

Sex For Grades: Unilag Dismisses 2 Lecturers (Photo)
The dismissed UNILAG Lecturers, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr Samuel Omoniyi Oladipo.

Also, the Council directed that the institution’s management should review the sexual harassment policy and institute effective strategies to prevent future occurrences.

Sex For Grades

According to the BBC report, the dismissed lecturers were filmed demanding sex from Kiki Mordi, a reporter, who posed as an admission seeker into the institution.

Sex for grades is prevalent among many lecturers, particularly in government-owned institutions in Nigeria.

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