The committee probing the infamous “Sex for Grades” scandal at the University of Ghana has presented its report to the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof.
Ebenezer OduroOwusu.The committee presented the report on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
In a speech delivered on his behalf by Prof. Nana Aba AppiahAmfoh, Pro-Vice-Chancellor in charge of Academic and student affairs, at a congregation of the school of humanities on Thursday, the Vice-Chancellor said management will study the report and ensure implementation of the recommendations.
The University of Ghana interdictedtwo of its lecturers captured in the BBC’s “Sex for Grades” documentary over their alleged sexual harassment of female students.
The two — Prof. RansfordGyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor were later hauled before the University’s Anti Sexual Harassment Committee to assist with internal investigations.
Although the two denied the allegations levelled against them, pressure was mounted on the University to take decisive actions to show its commitment to dealing with the issue of sexual misconduct.
The university among other things, set up a five-member fact-finding committee to look into the matter and offer its recommendations.
The university subsequently published phone numbers and an e-mail for students to report any form of harassment.
A Professor of African and Gender Studies at the Institute of African Studies, at the University of Ghana, Professor AkosuaAdomakoAmpofo in October 2019 hit hard at critics who absolve lecturers from blame in student-lecturer sexual misconduct.
According to her, such utterances expose the unhealthy hypocrisy and the seeming disregard of the dangers such issues present in the society.
Speaking on Eyewitness News on the back of the ‘Sex for Grades’ exposé, Prof. Ampofo said the latest development should be dealt with decisively to empower victims to come forward for their problems to be solved.