No Evidence Of ‘Sex For Grades’ In BBC Exposé – Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee

No Evidence Of ‘Sex For Grades’ In BBC Exposé - Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee

Dr. Margaret Amoakohene, chair of the University of Ghana’s (UG) anti-sexual harassment committee, denied allegations made against some of the institution’s lecturers listed in the BBC Africa Eye report, stating that there is no proof that they slept with the students in order to bring them better grades.

Two of the profound lecturers at the college, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, a political science lecturer, and Dr. Paul Kwame Bukator, a lecturer at the College of Education, were implicated in the’ Sex for Grades ‘ exposé.

Speaking to Citi News, Dr. Amoakohene said that while she agrees with the fact that it is a violation among those lecturers and therefore calls for further inquiries, she disagrees with the term “sex for grades.”

“There’s no proof of gender for grade when you look at the transcript they’ve provided. I understand that the lecturers have misbehaved, so you will address them as inappropriate actions that should be investigated, but there has been no suggestion of gender for grades. For one scenario, it was about the location of the national service. Everyone wants national service grades? She finished and was looking for placement, “she said.

He continued by saying: “The lady confronted him in the other transcript case[ Prof.]. Gyampo] said she wanted to have him as a mentor. In reality, she clarified that she was not his pupil, but she asked him to mentor her. So where does this affect the grade? If you meet a lecturer who dates his own students, you can discuss grades and gender, and either give them grades that they don’t deserve or mark them down unfairly because they refused your advances. But I don’t see sex for grades in the two cases cited. “On Monday, the BBC Africa Eye published a report focused on cases of sexual abuse by lecturers in tertiary institutions.

The BBC sent undercover reporters posing as students inside Lagos University and Ghana University, Legon, to accomplish this.

The bulk of the extract published spent time at Lagos University and one of its lecturers was alleged attempts by Professor Boniface Igbeneghu to recommend a student seeking admission to university.

Elsewhere, University of Ghana’s lecturers have denied the allegations made against them, with Prof. Gyampo threatening to sue the BBC for libel.

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