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Sex for grades: UG lecturers implicated in BBC exposé [Video]

Two lecturers at the University of Ghana, Dr Paul Kwame Butakor and Prof Ransford Gyampo, have been implicated in the “sex for grades” investigations carried out by the BBC Africa Eye.
Excerpts of the one-hour documentary show the two lecturers in compromising situations with undercover journalists who had posed as students of the University of Ghana.

Dr Butakor, who is a lecturer at the College of Education is seen in the video allegedly having inappropriate with the “student” by asking to be her “side boy”.

Prof Gyampo, who is also the Head of European Studies at the university, according to the BBC report allegedly proposed marriage to the “student” who was seeking academic favours.

In excerpts of the video released on BBC Somalia’s Facebook page, Professor Gyampo persuaded the reporter to meet him at the mall where he was caught on camera making “numerous [alleged] inappropriate demands.”

In the report, he also allegedly requested to kiss the reporter.

After gathering dozens of sexual harassment testimonies against lecturers, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.

According to the report, the female reporters who posed as students were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras.

Reporter Kiki Mordi, who knows first-hand how devastating sexual harassment can be, reveals what happens behind closed doors at some of the region’s most prestigious universities.

|BBC

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