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Two lecturers suspended in Ghana based on allegations of sexual harrasment


Vanguardngr(c): Ransford Gyampo & Paul Kwame Butakor

Two Ghanian lecturers who were secretly filmed by BBC undercover investigators, sexually harrassing the reporters, and whose actions were captured in the recently released footage 'sex for grades', have been suspended, pending further investigations by the university.
Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor, have denied the allegations as untruthful.
The action, was preceded by a similar action against two lecturers in Nigeria, who were also filmed by the British Broadcasting Corporation, on grounds of the same crime.

Footage of the University of Ghana lecturers was broadcast on Monday as part of a documentary by the BBC’s Africa Eye investigative unit, exposing sexual harassment and misconduct by lecturers at prestigious institutions in West Africa.
The University of Ghana said Professor Gyampo and Dr Butakor had been called to appear before a committee to give evidence.
The University of Lagos in Nigeria also suspended two lecturers Dr Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr Samuel Oladipo and established an investigative committee after the Sex For Grade video went viral.

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