“I agree that the lecturers misbehaved and so you will discuss these as unacceptable behaviours that should be investigated but there was no indication of sex for grades .” Ghana SexForGrades UniversityOf Ghana Nigeria
The University of Ghana has said there is no evidence that two of its lecturers captured in a BBC documentary were demanding sex in exchange for grades from female students.
“I agree that the lecturers misbehaved and so you will discuss these as unacceptable behaviours that should be investigated but there was no indication of sex for grades.”Yaw Gyampo, a professor of political science, and Paul Butakor, a lecturer at the college of education, were captured in a 53-minute video documentary released by the BBC Africa Eye on Monday where they allegedly made sexual advances at female students.
Amoakohene argued that the scenes of the documentary contradict the subject of lecturers demanding sex from female students in exchange for academic grades.In the documentary, one of BBC’s undercover journalists posed as a student seeking admission into the university for her master’s degree programme.
The lecturer Butakor on camera asked to be the supposed post-graduate student’s ‘side guy’ and pledge to help her achieve career and academic progress in the institution and placement for national service.Amoakohene faulted the scenes, saying, “In one case, it was about the national service placement. Who needs grades at national service? She completed and she was looking for placement.”
The varsity’s sexual harassment committee chairperson also faulted the scenes involving another lecturer Gyampo in the video documentary.“…the lady approached him and said she wanted him to be a mentor,” Amoakohene “She actually confirmed she wasn’t his student but asked that he mentors her. So where is the grade involved in this?”
But contrary to Amoakohene’s claims, there were scenes in the video where Gyampo made sexual advances to the student and later resorted to a marriage proposal to achieve his aim.“You are able to discuss grades and sex when you find a lecturer who is dating his own students, and either unnecessarily giving them grades that they don’t deserve or marking them down because they have refused your advances,” Amoakohene said.
“But in the two cases that are cited, I don’t see sex for grades.”Also, a lecturer and former sub-dean of the faculty of arts at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Boniface Igbeneghu, was captured on camera sexually harassing an undercover reporter who posed as a 17-year-old admission seeker in the institution.Read more: The Guardian Nigeria »
Ok that’s great, still doesn’t change the fact that this practice goes on The questions are: are lecturers allowed to discuss, flirt and have sexual intercourse with the students in Ghana either for mark or pleasure? If yes, are these lecturers seen as role models in Ghana? If yes, what type of society is a Ghana society? And, is there a law in Ghana
No evidence against lecturers in #SexForGrades documentary —University of GhanaDr. Margaret Amoakohene, the chairperson of the Anti-sexual Harassment Committee of the University of Ghana , has said that there were no pieces of evidence against the lecturers of the university i... So can someone tell BBCAfrica to shove their claims or whatever up their asses and leave Africa the f*** alone they’ve done enough to Africa what more do you they want? You are busy talking about Ghana and yet you can't carry out further investigations about UniLag SexForGrades documentary to determine if it was really true and not make and believe story. The testimony of the victims would be the evidence they need. A group of random, victimized girls from different backgrounds won't just gang up to ruin a lecturer's career now would they.
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