Management of the University of Ghana has interdicted two of its lecturers who are alleged to have sexually harassed female students of the University.
The two are Prof. Ransford Gyampo, a Political Science lecturer and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor of the Department of Teacher Education of the School of Education and Leadership, University of Ghana.
These lecturers were implicated in the “sex for grades” investigations carried out by BBC Africa Eye.
They would be hauled before the University’s Anti Sexual Harassment Committee to assist with internal investigations.
In a release by the University, it stressed that it ‘places great importance on issues of sexual harassment and misconduct, and condemns any of such acts.
“The Business and Executive Committee of the University has taken a decision to interdict Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor, the two lecturers featured in the documentary to allow for further investigations into the matter. In line with University regulations, the two will be invited by the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee in the next few days to assist with further investigations into the BBC documentary.”, a statement from the university indicated.
The statement added that ‘while the University of Ghana believes sexual harassment is fundamentally about exploiting power imbalance and voicelessness, we also understand the harmful impact it has on individuals, families and institutions. It is for this reason that the University has taken steps to encourage students and employees to report any form of sexual harassment and misconduct, and has also instituted measures to punish anyone found guilty of the offence.’
The University also assured that it will not shield ‘any employee or student found to have engaged in sexual harassment or misconduct.’
It also assured that it will ‘continue to actively fight against sexual harassment/misconduct, and other acts of indiscipline.’
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com