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Sex for Grades: UG invites past and present students to testify

Wed, 9 Oct 2019 Source: YEN

The University of Ghana has extended invitation to all past and present students who have credible evidence of sexual harassment by lectures to come out and testify as the school’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee begin investigations into the ‘sex for grades’ scandal.

The Chairperson of the committee, Dr Margret Ivy Amoakohene said the investigations will not be limited to only lecturers involved in the BBC documentary only.

She told Joy News that the university wants to offer persons who suffered sexual harassment in the past and presently who didn’t know about the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee an avenue.

“Come forward if you have evidence to show that during your four years stay on the University of Ghana Campus this happened to you.

“The (BBC) documentary is like the first point that we received something to work with. The next thing is to invite people who think they have been victims in times past or they are currently being victimized to come forward.

“We are going to invite persons who have encountered this two lecturers or any others to come forward,” she said on the Joy News program on Tuesday October 8.

Dr. Amoakohene further noted that the University of Ghana wants to also take the opportunity to deal drastically with the canker once and for all.

“We really want a congenial atmosphere where learning and teaching can take place without intimidation, without anybody feeling that they are violated,” she said.

The BBC Africa Eye investigations on ‘Sex for Grades’ at Ghana’s premier university indicted two lecturers - Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor.

The documentary alleges the two senior staff members of the university abused their power and office to take advantage of poor students.

Prof Gyampo and Dr Butakor were caught in the BBC documentary which covered the practice of sex-for-grades in universities in Ghana and Nigeria.

Source: YEN
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