Deputy Ranking Member on Parliament’s Education Committee, Dr. Clement Apaak is calling the BBC Africa Eye team to release the additional footage of its ‘sex for grades’ report.
In an interview with Citi News, Dr. Apaak, who is a former lecturer, said even though the documentary cannot incriminate some of the lecturers, the act caught on camera is condemnable.
“With regards to the content of the documentary itself, I believe that the institutions involved will need to set up some probe into what has come and has been captured in the documentary and to describe any further or consequential action.”
“I have seen the documentary, I have seen the part involving Prof. Gyampo whom I believe cannot be classified as something to do with sex for grades but be it as it may, we can never know the true story until perhaps the BBC makes the raw information available to the necessary bodies for further verification. But on face value, the idea that lecturers will reward students for sexual favours must be condemned and must not be accepted.”
UG SRC wants lecturers indicted in ‘Sex for Grades’ exposé punished
The executive body of the University of Ghana Student Representative Council (SRC) has vowed to ensure that lecturers indicted in the sex for grades documentary by the BBC are sanctioned appropriately.
In an interview with Citi News, President of the UG SRC, Isaac Agyemang called on the University to investigate the matter and punish those found guilty.
“As a leader of the Students’ Representative Council, I’m willing at length to ensure that any person found culpable of the offences leveled against them…in relation to sexual harassment of any student is brought to book. Students came here to acquire higher learning and so any such misconduct where lecturers or any senior management member trying to take advantage of students…justice must be served for students who have been victims. This is a bad practice by senior management.”
Sex for Grades scandal
The documentary was commissioned in response to allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers that have hovered over tertiary institutions.
After initial interviews, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.
The lead reporter in the exposé, Kiki Mordi, said she was also a victim of sexual harassment when she was in school.
The BBC said its female reporters were “sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions” while they were wearing secret cameras.