*PROF GYAMPO OF BBC SEX FOR GRADE SCANDAL CLEARED OF ANY WRONG DOING*
The unproven issue if Academic institutions in West Africa being faced with allegations on sexual harassment by most commonly male lectures has been said to be endemic.
A thorough search was conducted by BBC’s Africa Eye journalists who disguised themselves as students inside the University of Ghana and the University of Nigeria.
After the release of the documentary, news broke all over the country that, Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor all of the University of Ghana were culprits, caught in the sex for grade undercover documentary.
The University further formed a committee to investigate allegations of harassment made against the two lecturers by BBC.
Prof Owusu, who was addressing the November 2019 Congregation of UG said: “Following the broadcast, management set up a five-member fact-finding committee chaired by her ladyship retired Justice Vida Akoto-Bamfo to conduct an inquiry into the matter. I am happy to inform you that the committee submitted its report to the Vice-Chancellor on Tuesday, 12 November 2019”.
He was quick to add that: “Management will, therefore, study the report and ensure implementation of the recommendations using the appropriate processes stipulated in our basic laws and policies of the University”.
Meanwhile, the Chancellor of the university, Mrs Mary Chinery-Hesse reiterated the tertiary institution’s zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct.
Speaking at the November 2019 Congregation of the university, Mrs Chinery-Hesse urged the students to report cases of sexual violation and assured them of the university’s protection.
“The university management is fully committed to ensuring that the campus environment will be completely free from all forms of sexual harassment. The University of Ghana will not condone any form of sexual harassment,” she emphasised.