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The University of Ghana has interdicted two of its lecturers who were captured in BBC documentary dubbed: “Sex For Grades” 

The two, Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor are expected to be hauled before the University’s Anti Sexual Harassment Committee to assist with internal investigations.

Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor

The Business and Executive Committee of the University has taken a decision to interdict Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor, the two lecturers featured in the documentary to allow for further investigations into the matter.  In line with University regulations, the two will be invited by the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee in the next few days to assist with further investigations into the BBC documentary.”, a statement from the university indicated.

These lecturers were implicated in the BBC documentary by “Africa Eye” over their alleged sexual harassment of female students.

These were in a statement signed and issued by Director of Public Affairs of UoG, Stella Amoa and copied to gbcghanaonline on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

Although they have denied  the allegations leveled against them, pressure  has mounted on the University to take decisive actions to show its commitment of dealing with the issue of sexual misconduct.

The statement said, management of the University also indicated that it will not undermine the importance of its anti-sexual harassment guideline to tackle this menace which is ‘fundamentally exploiting power imbalance and the voicelessness on individuals, families and institutions.’

As a result, it has expressed commitment  to investigate this matter and all other cases of sexual harassment brought before it and ensure that persons who are culpable face the punitive measure they due them.

“The University will prosecute the current matter under investigation, in addition to all outstanding cases before the Committee. We would like to state emphatically that the University of Ghana does not and will not shield any employee or  student found to have engaged in sexual harassment or misconduct.”

“No member of the University is above the law”, it added.

Meanwhile, members of the university community are reminded of the provisions of the Anti- Sexual Harassment Policy and also encouraged to report any acts of sexual harassment and misconduct accordingly. To facilitate this process, additional communication channels have been created; Telephone: 050-736-8053 Email: hearmystory@ug.edu.gh

That’s according to the statement..

Below is the statement from UoG:

 

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