Following BBC’s “S*x for Grades” documentary which caught up Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor of the University of Ghana, some female students of the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) have shared their s*xual harassment experiences with their Lecturers.
Some of the students who spoke to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5FM on anonymity revealed that some GIJ Lecturers fail them when they turn down their s*xual advances.
“I have experienced it before. Even though the lecturer told me he liked me, he didn’t say he wanted to sleep with me, but he wanted a relationship. But I believe that if you want a relationship with a lecturer-even if he is not married, it should be after school”, one of the students revealed.
Another student shared the experience of her friend; “Some lecturers fail female students because they refused to comply with their request. This particular lecturer I am referring to will sometimes ask you to come to satisfy him if you complain about your grade.
Some lecturers who demand sex for grades is occurring at GIJ. It is a reality. We have students who trade sex for grades, whereas we have lecturers who demand it.
I am not mincing words. We have lecturers who threaten to fail female students should they refuse them sex. It is occurring here at GIJ. Let no one threat this as a joke. It is a reality that must be addressed”.
Even though the BBC failed with their s*x for grades exposé but that doesn’t mean s*x for grades in the tertiary institutions isn’t happening according to the students.