After being fingered in the BBC Africa Eye documentary on sex-for-grades, the University of Ghana has cleared Professor Ransford Gyampo of any wrongdoing.
Dr. Margaret Amoakohene, the Varsity’s Chairperson for Anti-sexual harassment made this known in an interview with Ghana’s Citi FM. Dr. Margaret noted that the lecturer misbehaved in the video, but nothing pointed out to him engaging in sex-for-grades.
“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?”, she asked.
She pointed out that grades and sex can only be discussed when a lecturer is found 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.”
Prof. Gyampo had also vowed to sue the media firm over it.