- The University of Ghana is calling on persons who have evidence of sexual harassment by its lecturers to come forward
- According to the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee of the university, now is the time for students to name and shame lecturers who abuse their power
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The University of Ghana has extended an invitation to all past and present students who have credible evidence of sexual harassment by lecturers to come out and testify as the school’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee begin investigations into the ‘sex for grades’ scandal.
The Chairperson of the committee, Dr Margret Ivy Amoakohene, said the investigations will not be limited to lecturers involved in the BBC documentary only.
She told Joy News that the university wants to offer persons who suffered sexual harassment in the past and present who didn’t know about the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee an avenue to voice out.
“Come forward if you have evidence to show that during your four years stay on the University of Ghana Campus this happened to you.
“The (BBC) documentary is like the first point that we received something to work with. The next thing is to invite people who think they have been victims in times past or they are currently being victimized to come forward.
“We are going to invite persons who have encountered these two lecturers or any others to come forward,” she said on the Joy News program on Tuesday October 8.
Dr. Amoakohene further noted that the University of Ghana wants to also take the opportunity to deal drastically with the canker once and for all.
“We really want a congenial atmosphere where learning and teaching can take place without intimidation, without anybody feeling that they are violated,” she said.
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The BBC Africa Eye investigations on ‘Sex for Grades’ at Ghana’s premier university indicted two lecturers - Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor.
The documentary alleges the two senior staff members of the university abused their power and office to take advantage of poor students.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 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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