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Two Ghanaian lecturers implicated in BBC’s Sex For Grades documentary

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The University of Ghana (UG) has interdicted two lecturers, Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor, after they were named in an undercover investigation by BBC.

Footage of the undercover documentary investigation by BBC, titled Sex For Grades, was aired on Joy TV on Monday night, 7 October 2019, showing the two lecturers trying to woo female students who approached them for help with their academic exercises.

According to a statement signed by Dr Stella Amoa, Director of Public Affairs at the university, the two lecturers will be invited to the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee in the next few days to assist with the investigations.

The statement said the university places huge importance on issues of sexual harassment and misconduct and condemned any such acts if they occurred.

It encouraged female students to be bold enough and report male lecturers who harass them on campus for proper action to be taken against them.

The “sex for grades scandal”, which broke out on Monday, 7 October 2019, has been very topical in Ghana, with people having mixed reactions to the video they saw.


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