BBC Africa Eye’s on Monday released a documentary targeted at lecturers in some West African universities harassing their students for sex in exchange for grades/marks.
After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.
It was, however, disclosed that the female reporters were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras in a 13-minutes video documentary released.
Interesting facts about Kiki Mordi the sex for grade undercover journalist
Port Harcourt born Kiki Mordi is a BBC Africa radio presenter and the head of presenting with women radio FM 9.17. The media personality is also a filmmaker, storyteller, and writer.
Kiki Mordi dropped out of school because of sexual harassment, hence her passion for the cause.
The journalist revealed this in the hour-long documentary published by the media outfit and which focused on lecturers in higher institutions who demand sex from their students to pass them in their examinations.
Kiki Mordi mentioned in the documentary she gained admission into one of the best schools in Nigeria, just after the death of her father.
According to her, she was a medical student with her gaze on the bright future ahead, only for her dreams to be truncated by a certain lecturer who wanted to have sex with her.
She is currently an Africa Eye reporter for BBC and she has been hailed a hero across the country for exposing the randy lecturers.
One of the lecturers involved in the sex for mark scandal is Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu of the Faculty of Arts, the University of Lagos who also doubles as the head pastor of a Foursquare Gospel Church in Lagos.
According to Kiki Mordi, the investigation was carried out due to the clamor to expose these bad lecturers.
She said in her narration in the documentary:
“Hundreds of you asked us to do this investigation. We heard your call #SexForGrades”
Kiki won the Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for Outstanding Presenting Programme, South-South. She was nominated for Nigerian Broadcasters Merit Award for Most Promising Young Presenter (TV/Radio)