7 facts about University of Ghana's lecturer caught in 'sex for grades' scandal

7 facts about University of Ghana's lecturer caught in 'sex for grades' scandal

Sex for grades in tertiary institutions have been a practice among most male teachers who ride on their office and the authority they have to practise it.

Being a victim of sexual, harassment during her tertiary school days, the lead reporter in the exposé, Kiki Mordi, took it upon herself to do this.

The documentary was commissioned in response to allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers that have hovered over tertiary institutions.

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1. Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor is a lecturer at the Department of Teacher Education of the School of Education and Leadership, University of Ghana.

2. Before his lectureship appointment at the University of Ghana, he worked as a research assistant for statistical analyses in Big Data Learning Analytics at the Athabasca University, Canada.

3. While studying for his PhD, he worked as a graduate teaching and research assistant at the University of Alberta, Canada for three years.

Dr. Butakor also worked as a statistics and research methodology consultant at the centre for research in applied measurement and evaluation (CRAME) at the University of Alberta, where he consulted with both faculty and graduate students on areas such as; research design and methodology, psychometric analyses, program evaluation, and appropriate data analyses techniques.

5. Dr. Butakor holds a PhD (Measurement, Evaluation and Cognition) from the University of Alberta, Canada, MSc. Educational Sciences from the University of Groningen, Netherlands and a Bachelor of Education (Mathematics and Statistics) from the University of Cape Coast.

6. He also holds a post-graduate certificate in Business Administration from the Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration.

7. Dr Buatokor is also married to a woman who is currently out of the country

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Meanwhile, BBC’s yet-to-be aired documentary on sex for grades at top universities in the West African sub-region has implicated two Ghanaian lecturers from the University of Ghana.

The promo of the documentary as advertised by the BBC, shows how a lecturer by name Dr Paul Kwame Butakor at Ghana’s premier university, asked to be the undercover journalist’s ‘side guy,’ after the latter posed as a final year student interested in pursuing her master’s degree.

Dr. Butakor, according to the exposé, promised to offer the undercover lady a National Service placement at his department.

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