The University of Ghana fact-finding committee set up to investigate two lecturers indicted over the BBC “sex for grades” documentary has found them guilty of misconduct.
In its report, the committee recommended that the matter should be brought before the University of Ghana’s Disciplinary committee for further actions.
The committee which was chaired by Justice Vida Akoto-Bamfo noted that the two lecturers –Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Butakor — based on initial evidence gathered misconducted themselves in breach of the University of Ghana’s statutes which stipulate that Academic staff are expected to comport themselves in ways that will enhance the image of the University.
The committee also found out that the two embattled lecturers also breached Statute 42(1)( e )(ii) which states that “no member of the University shall engage in a course of vexatious conduct that is directed at one or more specific individuals, and that is known to be unwelcome.”
A statement from Director of Public Affairs at the University of Ghana, Stella Amoa also added that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu has accepted the report and subsequently forwarded it to the Disciplinary Committee, which is the appropriate adjudicatory body for the next line of action.
The statement also added that the University of Ghana remains committed to rooting out sexual harassment and misconduct in all forms.
The University of Ghana also assured the public that, the University will not shield any member of the community found to have contravened the provisions of the University.