- The BBC investigative journalist behind the BBC ‘sex for grades’ documentary, Kiki Modi, has been awarded the People Journalism Prize for Africa 2019
- Kiki was selected for the award by virtue of her 'Sex for Grades' undercover documentary
- Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Butakor, the Ghanaian lecturers captured in the scandal have recently been suspended
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Kiki Modi, the BBC investigative journalist who was behind the BBC ‘sex for grades’ documentary, has been awarded the inaugural People Journalism Prize for Africa 2019 (PJPA).
People Journalism Prize for Africa broke the news on their official Twitter handle in a post sighted by YEN.com.gh.
Photos of the award were shared together with the tag: Yes. We did it! See this thread for photos from the inaugural People Journalism Prize for Africa endowed by @Gatefieldco
See the post below:
Reports indicate that Kiki was selected for her 'Sex for Grades' undercover documentary which focused on sexual harassment in two of West Africa’s most prestigious universities.
It would be recalled that two lecturers at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Butakor, were captured in the Sex for Grades scandal.
Not long ago, following final investigations and recommendations by UG Senior Members’ Disciplinary Committee, Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Butakor have been handed six and four months suspension without pay respectively.
In other news, Katherine Johnson, an outstanding NASA mathematician whose singular contribution made it possible for the 1st man Neil Armstrong, to land on the moon with Apollo 11 in 1969 has died on February 24, 2020, after living a full life of 101 years.
According to Nationalgeographic.com, for decades, Johnson, an African-American woman, was among NASA’s largely uncelebrated pioneers because she was a woman of colour but that did not stop her profound impact from being felt.
Due to her role in putting America on historical records for sending the first human beings to the moon, Johnson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015 by the then-president.
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