The BBC’s yet to be aired documentary on sex for grades at top universities in the West African sub-region has fingered two Ghanaian lecturers from the University of Ghana. The promo of the documentary as advertised by the BBC shows how a lecturer by name Dr Paul Kwame Butakor at Ghana’s premier university asked to be the undercover journalist’s ‘side guy,’ after the latter posed as a final year student interested in pursuing her master’s degree. Dr. Butakor according to the exposé promised to offer the undercover lady a National Service placement at his department.
“No distractions, your focus should be on your career. Then the side will see how best he can also contribute to your career and make you to become a better person. Let me be your side, your side guy ok? I will not give you trouble. Seriously I will not give you trouble, I will not give you trouble. I will not be a distraction to your life. Let me be your side guy?” he repeatedly asked.
Excerpts so far released by the BBC also captures incidents of sexual harassment by a Nigerian lecturer, Dr Boniface Igbeneghu, at University of Lagos.
The trailer of the investigations has sent some lecturers who may be guilty of sleeping with female students jittery and disturbed. Meanwhile, the BBC is set to release the full documentary on Monday, October 7 at 6 pm on all BBC Africa’s social media handles; Facebook and Youtube.