Prof. Gyampo Cleared Of Sex For Grade Allegations

sex for gradeCredible information reaching Ghanaxtra.com is that the University of Ghana has cleared Professor Ransford Gyampo of allegations of sex for grade.

The committee charged to look into the allegations of sex for grade against Professor Ransford by the University following a documentary by the BBC Africa Eye did not find him culpable of the allegations.

Prof Gyampo, who is the Head of European Studies at the university, in the video by the BBC proposed marriage to a “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.

Prof. Gyampo in a reaction in a radio interview with Accra-based Citi FM rubbished the documentary and threatened to initiate legal action against the BBC.

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You’ve also seen the video, have you seen anything called sex for grades [in the video]. How can you engage in so-called sex for grade relationship with somebody who is not a student in the first place.”

Consequently, the University of Ghana constituted a five-member fact-finding committee chaired by Justice (retd) Vida Akoto-Ampofo, to look into allegations of sexual harassment against the professor.

The committee after almost two months of work submitted its report to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro-Owusu on Tuesday.

Although Prof. Gyampo was not found culpable of engaging in sex for grades, he was found guilty of having misconducted himself as a lecturer.

The committee described his actions as shown in the video as “Unacceptable and inappropriate behaviour” and has warned him to be of good behaviour in future.

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The committee also recommended that the University should take steps to tackle sexual harassment issues by training members of the University community on what constitutes harassment.

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

Both Professor Gyampo and Dr Butakor have been on interdiction since October 2019.

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