- Professor has reacted to the BBC sex-for-grades video against him denying ever doing anything as such
- According to Gyampo, BBC had edited the video to suit its purposes and make him look guilty
- Gyampo believes the video was orchestrated by some people in an attempt to gag him
- He has thus threatened to sue the news outfit over the video
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Professor Ransford Gyampo, one of the two University of Ghana lecturers caught in BBC's sex-for-grades video has released an official response to the allegations.
According to Professor Gyampo, he has not involved himself in sex-for-grades as the BBC's video is implying.
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In a swift response, Prof Gyampo indicated that he was aware of the University of Ghana's Sexual Harassment Policy and has always adhered to it.
"Let me state, however, that I have not involved myself in the BBC's so-called sex for grades and will never do so. Their own video documentary evidence could not establish this. I am aware of my University's Sexual Harassment Policy and I have always adhered to its dogmas," Gyampo insisted.
As earlier reported Prof Gyampo was implicated in the BBC's latest documentary detailing sex-for-grades in some West African universities.
In a video which was released by BBC and sighted by YEN.com.gh, Prof Gyampo was clearly heard proposing to marry a lady who was supposed to be a 'student' of the school.
But in his eight-point response, Gyampo pointed out that the video was edited to suit the purposes of those who commissioned it ignoring the contributions of the lady in their encounters.
Going further, Gyampo stated that the BBC also ignored his objections and letters to refute the allegations.
"The lady involved in my informal conversation was not my student and she wasn't also a student from the University of Ghana where I teach. I, therefore, cannot decipher how I could manipulate the grade of a non-student. The BBC ignored all her contributions to our conversation. They ignored all her messages she sent to me. They ignored my objections and letters written to refute their allegations. They also edited the video to suit their purpose," he said.
Threatening to sue the BBC, Gyampo wondered why they refused to report his alleged misconduct to the university's authorities or the police for action to be taken against him.
"...Why did the BBC refused to encourage the one harassed to report the matter? Sexual harassment is also a criminal matter. Why has the BBC refused to report the matter?"
For Gyampo, his implication in the video was the orchestration of some people who want to gag him.
"I am aware of those behind this, just for the purposes of gagging me. But I wish to assure them that I remain Yaw Gyampo. I won't be silenced. Their worst may be to kill me. But in as much as I love my family, I won't be scared to die in the course of keeping regimes on their toes, without malice, just for the purposes of shaping our governance landscape," he said.
Meanwhile, Professor Gyampo has been spotted in a new video sighted by YEN.com.gh crying in class.
The video happened to have been circulated after it was revealed that he was caught on tape trying to lure an undercover journalist who was posing as a student.
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