Chairperson of the anti-se*ual harassment committee of the University of Ghana (UG), Dr Margaret Amoakohene has cleared Professor Ransford Gyampo who was caught up in BBC’s “S* x for grades” exposé of any wrongdoing.
Dr Margaret Amoakohene speaking on the matter on Citi News said;
“If you look at the transcript that they added, there is no evidence of sex for grade. 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. In one case, it was about the national service placement. Who needs grades at national service? She completed and she was looking for placement”.
She continued that; “In the other case according to the transcript, the lady approached him [Prof. Gyampo] and said she wanted him to be a mentor. She actually confirmed she wasn’t his student but asked that he mentors her. So where is the grade involved in this? 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. But in the two cases that are cited, I don’t see sex for grades”.
Meanwhile, there have been severe backlashes from Ghanaians to the BBC for conducting a poor documentary─even though some University Lecturers engage in such misconducts.
In their view, the BBC should have based their documentary on concrete evidence about “S*x for grades” menace.