An explosive scandal rocked the West African tertiary academic sphere on Monday, 7th of October, 2019 when BBC Africa Eye released a damning exposé uncovering the rot in some West African Universities particularly the University of Ghana and the University of Lagos.
The investigative documentary titled ‘Sex for Grades’ uncovers cases of sexual harassments in the above named Tertiary institutions.
Reacting to the scandal, the University of Ghana has interdicted two of their lecturers, Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor who were implicated in the scandal pending a thorough investigation by the university’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee.
In a recent development, chairperson of University of Ghana’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee, Dr. Margaret Amoakohene has urged students and past students to come forward with evidence of sexual harassment by lecturers in order to launch an investigation into the said lecturer’s activities.
In a recent interview she said;
“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.
Dr. Amoakohene added;
“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 these two lecturers or any others to come forward”
The two lecturers implicated in the scandal Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor insist that they are innocent. Professor Ransford Gyampo added that he will sue BBC for defamation and entrapment.
The story continues to unfold keep visiting GhPage.com for more updates.