Mr. Senyo Hosi, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors, has given his opinion on the BBC Africa Eye’s documentary on “sex for grades” which implicated two lecturers of the University of Ghana, urging people in authority not to laugh at their fall but to learn from it instead.
“To those who revel in the fall of others, I recommend you listen to and be rather inspired to learn, instead of laugh, as argued by Louis Farrakhan in the video attached,” he advised in a Facebook post sighted by MyNewsGh.com.
Mr Hosi’s reaction started with a commiseration with victims of abuse, sexual abuse in this case, where he expressed sympathy for victims, stating that they deserve more protection from the governance system.
He was recently involved in a public disagreement with Prof Gyampo, who seems to be the hardest hit in the exposé.
Recent public disagreement between Hosi and Gyampo:
The two public figures disagreed on the effectiveness of University of Ghana training with respect to the quality of its graduates.
Mr Hosi had declared that the University of Ghana was ineffective but Prof Gyampo disagreed.
“You are churning out people with degrees not people with an education, not people with skills” he had claimed.
But Prof Gyampo disagreed saying: “There may be challenges with all public universities in Ghana which include the University of Ghana, therefore in trying to point out these challenges one will have to be able to draw a line of demarcation between constructive criticism and cynicism.”
Now Mr Hosi’s rather philosophical reaction to Prof Gyampo’s “fall” has come to counter earlier misleading social media posts that suggested that Mr Hosi was mocking Prof Gyampo over the scandal.
Hosi praises the BBC:
In the write up Mr Hosi praised the BBC for the documentary on sexual harassment, “sex for grades” in two prestigious West African universities (University of Ghana and University of Lagos)
“The BBC Africa Eye initiative to unearth sexual harassment in our institutions of higher learning is laudable, bringing to the fore the real injustices we all know about yet don’t speak out against. It has provided a voice to the many voiceless and suppressed siblings, friends, children, Ghanaians and fellow humans,” he lauded the BBC
He also condemned people who argue that real students should have been used for the documentary instead of investigative journalists, stressing that there would have been unimaginable academic, psychological and social abuse and victimization suffered by such students.
“It is unreasonable for anyone to expect that a real student should have been the undercover journalist and real sex should have occurred. Can you imagine the extent of academic, psychological and social abuse and victimisation she could be subjected to?” He argued.