- Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor have been interdicted by the University of Ghana
- The decision follows the BBC's sex-for-grades documentary which implicates the two lecturers
- According to the university's statement on the matter, the interdiction formed part of its investigations
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The University of Ghana has interdicted Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor over BBC's sex-for-grades documentary.
Prof Gyampo and Dr Butakor were caught in the BBC documentary which covered the practice of sex-for-grades in universities in Ghana and Nigeria.
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While Gyampo was heard making proposals of marriage to an undercover journalist who disguised as a female student wanting to be mentored by him, Butakor was caught begging to be a side guy of the supposed student.
Though Gyampo has denied any wrongdoing in the matter, there have been calls for the university to have their own investigations into the matter.
In a statement signed by the school's Director of Public Affairs, Stella Amoah, and issued on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, the University of Ghana said it was interdicting the two lecturers as part of investigations into the allegations.
"...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," the statement partly read.
Earlier, the head of the university's anti-sexual harassment committee Dr Margaret Amoakohene had indicated that there was not enough evidence to of sex-for-grades against the two lecturers.
According to Dr Amoakohene, though there was some misconduct on the part of the lecturers, it is not a case of 'sex-for-grades' as the title suggested.
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