A Professor of African and Gender Studies at the Institute of African Studies, at the University of Ghana, Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo has hit hard at critics who absolve lecturers from blame in student-lecturer sexual misconduct.
According to her, such utterances expose the unhealthy hypocrisy and the seeming disregard of the dangers such issues present in the society.
Speaking on Eyewitness News on the back of the recent ‘Sex for Grades’ exposé that implicated two lecturers of the institution for their alleged roles in harassing students, which was monitored by gpowerradio.com, Prof. Ampofo said the latest development should be dealt with decisively to empower victims to come forward for their problems to be solved.
The University of Ghana has interdicted the lecturers captured in the video.
The two, Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor are expected to be hauled before the University’s Anti Sexual Harassment Committee to assist with internal investigations in the coming days.
These lecturers were implicated in the BBC documentary over their alleged sexual harassment of female students.
Although they have denied the allegations leveled against them, pressure has mounted on the University to take decisive actions to show its commitment of dealing with the issue of sexual misconduct.
Whilst some groups want the two penalized, others have argued that the content of the documentary is not plausible enough to incriminate the lecturers.