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BBC’s Sex For Grades exposé is misleading – Anti-sexual harassment committee of the University of Ghana

The anti-sexual harassment committee of the University of Ghana (UG) has said after watching BBC documentary on Sex For Grades, they found no evidence against their lecturers Ransford Gyampo and Paul Butakor.

In an interview with Ghanaian radio station CITI FM, the Chairperson of the anti-sexual harassment committee of the University of Ghana (UG), Dr. Margaret Amoakohene said while the lecturers acted inappropriately, she finds the sex for grades tag a bit misleading.

“If you look at the transcript that they added, there is no evidence of sex for grade. I agree that the lecturers misbehaved and so you will discuss these as unacceptable behaviours that should be investigated but there was no indication of sex for grades. In one case, it was about the national service placement. Who needs grades at national service? She completed and she was looking for placement.

“In the other case according to the transcript, the lady approached him [Prof. Gyampo] and said she wanted him to be a mentor. She actually confirmed she wasn’t his student but asked that he mentors her. So where is the grade involved in this? You are able to discuss grades and sex when you find a lecturer who is dating his own students, and either unnecessarily giving them grades that they don’t deserve or marking them down because they have refused your advances. But in the two cases that are cited, I don’t see sex for grades,” she said.

Meanwhile the two Ghanaian lecturers indicted in the Sex For Grades video have emphatically denied the allegations by the BBC. One of them, Dr. Ransford Gyampo has revealed he entrapped by the BBC and vows to sue them for defaming him.

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