Dr. Margaret Amoakohene, the chairperson of the Anti-sexual Harassment Committee of the University of Ghana, has said that there were no pieces of evidence against the lecturers of the university in the recently released #SexForGrades documentary.
According to Ghana’s CitiNews, Amoakohene said that there was no evidence that the lecturers had sex with the students in order to give them better grades.
Two of the university’s lecturers, a Political Science lecturer, Prof. Ransford Gyampo, and a lecturer at the College of Education, Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor were indicted in the #SexForGrades’ documentary.
Dr. Amoakohene said, “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 advances. But in the two cases that are cited, I don’t see sex for grades,” Dr Amoakohene concluded.