Sat. Jan 18th, 2020

#SexForGrades: Femi Gbajabiamila applauds BBC for eye opener

The Honourable Speaker of  House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila has applauded the BBC African Eye for the eye-opener on the sexual harassment of female students in the country’s tertiary institutions.

He however called on lecturers, who are yet to be caught to desist from the act.

Femi Gbajabiamila in the statement via his Twitter handle wrote,

The revelations in the @BBCAfrica #SexForGrades documentary brings to the fore despicable practices that have victimised too many young people, denied them their 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 have 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.

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.
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