Publisher Betty Irabor reacts to trending video about sex for grades in universities
A recently-released video by BBC African eye on university lecturers who demand sex for grades from female students have got Nigerians talking.
The documentary titled, ‘Sex for grades’: Undercover in West African Universities, exposed a University of Lagos (UNILAG) lecturer, Bomiface Igbeneghu offering a 17-year old student sex for good grades.
Nigerians are reacting to this and publisher, Betty Irabor has shared her thoughts on the matter.
The media mogul took to her social media page to apologise on behalf of parents who failed their children in having a relationship that can make them share issues of abuse with them.
As a Nigerian parent, I would like to apologise deeply on behalf of NIGERIAN PARENT’S for all the times we have failed our children.
After watching the video #sexforgrades, my first thought was our roles as parents; I ask myself, ” could I have told my mum as a young girl that a lecturer was asking me for sex for grades?
The answer is a “NO!” WHY? “Because I must have said or done something wrong. I would end up being the guilty one”. For this same reason, predators, rapists get away with murder. All they have to do is threaten the petrified child with ” I will tell your mother or father that you made me do it”…
I have read the accounts of students who endured the sexual harassment for years because they couldn’t dare open up to their parents. It is so heart breaking.
I thank the BBC for going the miles to expose these perverts, sadists and sickos. I hope parents learn huge lessons from this.
Home should be a safe place for our children and not an extension of the jungle out there.
My thoughts are with those who have been mortally wounded over the years by these #sexforgrades perverts.
May these perverts continue to drink from their cup of sorrow. Society also needs to stop judging people who have the courage to speak up about their hidden traumas in the hands of sickos and perverts.
We the Media also need to get to work and expose societal ills and the goons behind them..