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Rawlings condemns ‘sex-for-grades’ in universities

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has condemned cases of sexual harassment in universities.

Describing the practice as a humiliation against students, he said it was synonymous to breaking the moral fabric of society.

Addressing executives of the Ghana Journalists Association at his residence as part of the Association’s 70th-anniversary celebration, the former President said tertiary institutions must ensure transparency in their grading systems to help curb the sex for grade practice.

The former president’s comment is on the back of BBC Africa Eye’s ‘Sex for Grades’ documentary that captured some Ghanaian and Nigerian University lecturers in compromising positions with investigators who posed as students to ascertain the veracity of many allegations of sexual harassment levelled by some former University students against some lecturers.

Two lecturers at the University of Ghana, Dr. Paul Butakor and Professor Ransford Gyampo, who were featured in the documentary, have been interdicted following the release of the video.

The University of Ghana has subsequently constituted a special committee to investigate the lecturers indicted.


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