Ransford Yaw Gyampoh, a senior lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Legon has alleged on Adom FM that some NDC top men and politicians like the CEO of Ghana Free Zones Board (GFZB) Kwadwo Twum-Boafo, hire students as spies in lecture halls.
Gyampoh who is also a research fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) said the politicians usually asked students to record lectures and send to those politicians for a pittance.
“Some students have been contracted to come and record lectures and send to the likes of Kwadwo Twum Boafo and other politicians but they must know that University of Ghana has academic freedom…,” he said.
He was commenting on an allegation by Twum-Boafo on Radio Gold that he (Gyampoh) accused the current Education Minister, Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman of leaking questions to President Mahama during the 2012 IEA debate which subsequently earned the 2012 IEA moderator her job as a minister for her efforts.
Gyampoh said those allegations were unfounded and needed to be disregarded since Twum Boafo is not a student of the University and hence never heard the details of his lectures.
He revealed that while in class some of the students communicate with the politicians through whatsapp instead of listening to the lecture.
“When I investigated, I realized that some of them have been contracted by politicians like Kwadwo Twum-Boafo to always come to class and whatsapp instead of listening to the lecture,” Gyampoh said.
The IEA has lately been at the receiving end of political parties' wrath claiming the Institute sidelined them in arrangements for the proposed IEA debate.