- Students at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) have disclosed that they have been harassed sexually by lecturers
- According to some of them who spoke on grounds of anonymity, it was a prerequisite set by their lecturers for them to pass
- A student revealed a lecturer told her he wanted a relationship which per his calculations could lead to sex in exchange for her grades
- Others also believed that the some students also offered their bodies to the lecturers in exchange for good grades
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Some students at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) have however disclosed that they have been harassed sexually by lecturers who wanted sex in exchange for them to pass.
Speaking in an interview on Rainbow Radio on the grounds of anonymity, the students said some of the lecturers’ proposed love to them. A student revealed a lecturer told her he wanted a relationship.
"Some lecturers fail female students because they refused to comply with their request. This particular lecturer I am referring to will sometimes ask you to come to satisfy him if you complain about your grade,” she alleged.
She added that there were some students who trade sex for grades, whereas there are lecturers who demand it.
"I am not mincing words. We have lecturers who threaten to fail female students should they refuse them sex. It is occurring here at GIJ. Let no one threat this as a joke. It is a reality that must be addressed,” she concluded.
Meanwhile, the University of Ghana has extended an invitation to all past and present students who have credible evidence of sexual harassment by lectures to come out and testify as the school’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee begin investigations into the ‘sex for grades’ scandal.
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.
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