The issue of sexual harassment at all levels of education in Nigeria can never ever be overemphasized.
Whether you believe it or not, Sexual Harassment is real and its agents are the University lecturers who hid in plain sight to perpetrate their evil deeds.
A young Nigerian lady identified as virtuousi on Instagram whose real name is Osas, has recounted the challenges she faced as an undergraduate in a Nigerian university.
According to the writer, her four years in the university were frustrating and at different times she threatened to drop out. To make matters worse her final year project was almost rejected because it was about sexual harassment and at the time some lecturers of the school were exposed to Kiki Mordi’s sex for grade documentary.
Narrating the experience, the lady who had her graduation ceremony yesterday July 6th, in a lengthy Instagram post wrote,
“Four years in Unilag and there was no day I didn’t threaten to drop out. The moment a lecturer moved to me, I lost total interest in school and hated that school with my entire being. Yes, I got carryovers in his courses for two years plus even though his courses were where my strength lied.
In my final year, I did my final year project on the Me too movement which was centered around sexual harassment, this topic didn’t sit well with some of my lecturers because this was coming after the Sex for grades documentary. When I got to chapter four, my supervisor swore that she didn’t remember approving my topic, I left her office and broke down.
On the day of my defense, the men on my panel were the ones that were most notorious in that field. They finished me.
I was the only one with that topic in the entire department and my work was impeccable as acknowledged by the sub supervisor I was referred to but they didn’t even let me introduce myself before they asked why I picked the topic. My supervisor had to beg them to let me go.
At that point, I just wanted to graduate, I didn’t even care anymore. It finally happened today and I’m glad I saw this through for the sake of my late mom and late Roli(third slide). They both started this journey with me but didn’t get to finish it with me.
Rest In Peace my beautiful woman, I finally did it”.