- A Quora user Victor Dirikebamor has shared a thought-provoking analysis of the trending sex for grades video
- In a lengthy post, he stated that the BBC sex for grades video highlights only the bad in the Nigerian educational system but fails to speak on any good
- In his words, he painted a picture of how foreign media thrives on painting Africa in bad light
A Quora user identified as Victor Dirikebamor has shared his view on BBC's trending sex for grades video. In a lengthy post, the social media user stated that the BBC has succeeded in painting Africans as monkeys once more, even though they showed some of the ills in African universities.
In his post, he expressed disappointment that only the bad about Africa always makes foreign headlines. While he condemned the conduct of university lecturers who use their power and position to harass female students, he also pointed out the role some girls play in perpetuating the ill.
He advised that girls should be taught to be independent and be more decent. He stated that some of these girls depend on the moral corruption of some lecturers to actually pass their exams and make it through university. In his opinion, BBC could have made a more balanced report and shown the cause and effect rather than just scandals.
He said: "The BBC will be like "this is inhuman, it's terrible for this men to have done this unprecedented evil to young innocent girls who manage to go to school despite the huge challenges, despite the disadvantages they have over their male counterparts to stand against the status quo in this under developed country, to better their future but their efforts have been thwarted by this corrupt lecturers".
Meanwhile, Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, condemned the rate of sexual harassment in Nigeria adding, however, that the situation is not only common in universities.
The first lady also called for an urgent action to tackle sexual harassment against students. Speaking during the screening of the BBC Africa Eye's ‘sex for grades’ documentary in the night of Monday, October 7, in Lagos, the first lady, who was represented by Aisha Rimi, a lawyer, lamented that harassment against women has become prevalent in the society, including religious settings.
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