In an interesting twist of events, Senior Lecturer at the Political Science department and Head of the Centre for European Studies, Prof Gyampo has decried media reports suggesting that he teared up in class as students hooted at him.
A video recorded by a student in Prof. Gyampo’s class moments before he started his lecture and cited by www.ghanaweb.com showed the latter drying his eyes amidst chants and euphoria.
A student at the back of the class is heard exclaiming that the lecturer should concede because he’s guilty as charged. But reacting to the incident, the Senior Lecturer debunked such assertions, insisting that the students were merely cheering him in a show of solidarity.
“I didn’t shed tears because of what the BBC had done. But when I got to the class, the spirit with which they greeted me; everybody was excited to see me. I’m sure they thought I was going to be down; I was going to be broken and I wasn’t going to be able to teach. So, when I got there, they started making noise, yelling and chanting my name…,” he explained.
Prof. Ransford Gyampo is part of lecturers implicated in a yet to be released exposé by the BBC Eye on university officials who prey on their students for sexual favours in exchange for grades.
The Political Science lecturer has vehemently denied the authenticity of the snippets of the video, vowing to sue the news channel.
He described the report as a bogus one seeking to tarnish his image adding that the subject was not his student as is been purported.
“…The support that the people I’m supposed to be harassing demonstrated to me made me shed tears, not because of the bogus reportage of the BBC…”