The Private Universities Students’ Association of Ghana (PUSAG) has written to all private universities to furnish them with the Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies of the institutions.
This comes in the wake of BBC’s “Sex for Grades” documentary that exposed sexual harassment of students by lecturers in some universities in West Africa.
According to PUSAG, the issues of “sex for grades” and “grades for sex” are not myths, saying the BBC documentary has only come to uncover existing canker that has been plaguing the schools.
PUSAG is, therefore, requesting the universities to furnish them with comprehensive Anti-Sexual Harassment Policies that detail issues about conducts of lecturers and students that amount to sexual harassment, instituted measures to prevent sexual harassment against both students and lecturers and punishment for culprits (students and lecturers) of Sexual Harassment.
Other details requested include instituted measures to protect students and lecturers who fall victim and file cases against culprits of “Sex for Grades” and “Grades for Sex” respectively, dress code for both students and lecturers and strategies to sensitize stakeholders to the existing anti-sexual harassment policy.
A press release signed by its President, Charles Opoku, said PUSAG has also set up a unit to receive complaints about sexual harassment and related issues assuring its member that every single complaint would be followed to its logical conclusion adding it will collaborate with management of member institutions to eradicate this canker.