Prof Gyampo, Dr Butakor interdicted over ‘sex for grades’ exposé
Prof. Gyampo is the Director of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Ghana
The University of Ghana (UG) has interdicted two of its senior lecturers implicated in the explosive ‘sex for grade’ scandal in West African universities.
Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor were caught on tape allegedly propositioning and sexually harassing undercover journalists who posed as students of the University of Ghana.
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“…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” a statement issued Tuesday said.
The two lecturers, the university said, will in the coming days face the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee to assist with further investigations into the BBC documentary which was released on Monday October 7.
The University said in a statement that it takes serious, issues of sexual harassment and misconduct, and accordingly “condemn any of such acts”.
It assured the public that authorities will prosecute the current case under investigation, in addition to all outstanding cases before the Committee.
“We would like to state emphatically that the University of Ghana does not and will not shield any employee or student found to have engaged in sexual harassment or misconduct. No member of the University is considered above the law,” the statement indicated.