The University of Ghana has interdicted head of European Studies Department and Political Science Lecturer, Prof Ransford Gyampo and a lecturer at the department of Education, Dr Paul Kwame Butakor, both lecturers captured in the recent BBC documentary; ‘Sex For Grades”.
This according to the university is to allow for further investigations into the matter that has gone viral.
In a statement signed by Stella Amoah, director of Public Affairs, it stated that the university placed great importance on issues of sexual harassment and misconduct, and hence condemns any of such acts.
“The Business and Executive Committee of the university has taken a decision to interdict Prof Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor, the two lecturers featured in the documentary to allow for further investigations into the matter. In line with university regulations, the two will be invited by the Anti-Sexual harassment Committee in the next few days to assist with further investigations into the BBC documentary,” it stated.
It added, “we would like to state emphatically that the University of Ghana does not and will not shield any employee or student to have engaged in sexual harassment or misconduct. No member of the university is considered above the law.”
The University has also assured all members of the university community, students and employees alike as well as all stakeholders and the public that it “will continue to actively fight against sexual harassment/misconduct and other acts of indiscipline.”
A committee set up by the University of Ghana to look into allegations of sexual harassment had suggested that the allegations lacked evidence.
The Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee chaired by Dr Margaret Amoakohene, kicked against the allegations against the two lecturers by the BBC.
Sex for Grade
Prof. Gyampo and Dr. Butakor were captured on BBC Africa Eye tape documentary proposing love to undercover journalists who posed as potential students.
Prof. Gyampo has however denied the allegations and has threatened to sue BBC.