Sex-for-grades: No evidence against our lecturers – University of Ghana




University of Ghana has absolved Prof Ransford Gyampo and Paul Butakor featured in the BBC Africa Eye “Sex for grades” documentary of any wrong doing.

The chairperson of the anti-sexual harassment committee of the institution, Margaret Amoakohene said there is no evidence that the two lecturers slept with their alleged victims.

In the 13 minutes documentary, Gyampo, a professor of political science, and Butakor, a lecturer at the college of education were caught on camera seek for sex from students.

Speaking with Citi Newsrooms, she said she agreed that the behaviour of the lecturers were unacceptable but no evidence that it was sex for grades.

Prof Ransford Gyampo Credit: Ghana Web

“If you look at the transcript that they added, there is no evidence of sex for grade. I agree that the lecturers misbehaved and so you will discuss these as unacceptable behaviours that should be investigated but there was no indication of sex for grades.

“In one case, it was about the national service placement. Who needs grades at national service? She completed and she was looking for placement.

“In the other case according to the transcript, the lady approached him and said she wanted him to be a mentor. She actually confirmed she wasn’t his student but asked that he mentors her. So where is the grade involved in this?

“You are able to discuss grades and sex when you find a lecturer who is dating his own students, and either unnecessarily giving them grades that they don’t deserve or marking them down because they have refused your advances. But in the two cases that are cited, I don’t see sex for grades.”




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