A Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghana cited in BBC Africa Eye’s investigative piece on sex for grades, Professor Ransford Gyampo says he accepts his interdiction by the University of Ghana over his alleged actions in the said documentary in good faith.
The University of Ghana, barely 24-hours after the documentary was aired, took an action to interdict two lecturers who were accused of sexually harassing students in exchange of academic help.
“…the Business and Executive Committee of the University has taken a decision to interdict Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor, the two lecturers featured in the documentary to allow for further investigations into the matter” a statement from the University indicates.
Prof. Gyampo who spoke to Accra based Starr FM, hours after the University’s statement indicated that he respects the decision of the university and will submit himself to the investigation being carried out by the University.
“I think I have nothing to say than to say that I respect the decision that has been taken. I would submit to the process and I know that at the end of the day, given the caliber of people who steer such committees, I know they will do a good job.
“Earlier on, I was saying that the university itself has got its own mechanisms to deal with some of these matters and so it’s important that when some of these issues come, people make use of them so that they can investigate, So I have no issue with the decision that has been taken. If somebody is going to investigate you and says step aside, I think it makes sense. You cannot be around while investigations are going on. And so I accept it in good faith and will submit myself to the processes,” he said.