Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor a lecturer at the Department of Teacher Education of the School of Education and Leadership, University of Ghana has been named as the first Lecturer fingered in the sex for grades scandal that has hit West African Universities.
The lecturer is caught on tape lustfully admiring and trying to woo a supposed prospective applicant to a Master Degree programme in his Department by telling her that his wife if out of the country and therefore would want to have her [applicant] to make him her side guy.
“You look muwaah…how many guys have told you ‘You are beautiful’ today?” he quizzed when the BBC journalist who posed as a final year student of the School of Education and Leadership, University of Ghana approached Dr Butakor and expressed an interest in reading for a Masters Degree after her Bachelor’s Degree.
In the video, he added “Let me be your side boy, side guy…men have side chicks…I will not give you trouble…seriously I will not give you trouble…I will not give you trouble…I will not be a distraction to your life…let me be your side guy…”
“Maybe you’ll be my side and I’ll also be your side. Because me, I’m married…my wife is not in the country though…my wife is out of the country,” he said while interacting with the BBC undercover journalist who posed as a student in his office.
The full documentary which airs later today October 7, 2019, is an investigation conducted by BBC Africa Eye and has captured incidents sexual harassment by lecturers including the two named persons from the University of Ghana.
An official statement is however yet to be made by Ghana’s premier university about the development but sources reveal to MyNewsGh that lecturers captured in the said scandal were spoken to for their side of the story but they declined comment.