Sex For Grades: Our sanctions are harsh but we accept it – Butakor, Gyampo
The two lecturers of the University of Ghana suspended over the BBC’s ‘Sex For Grades’ documentary have described their punishment as harsh.
Even though the two, Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Butakor accepted the punishment meted out to them by the University, they expressed some reservations over it.
According to their lawyer, Francis-Xavier Sosu, the University’s communiqué was misleading.
“However, our clients accept the said decision and would respect it. Our clients have made it clear to us that as senior members of the university, they do not want to further litigate this matter in court or have a protracted dispute over the issue,” a statement issued by Mr Sosu said.
The university suspended the two senior lecturers after a committee, tasked to look into the allegations of sexual harassment, found them guilty of sexual misconduct.
Prof. Ransford Gyampo received a six-month suspension from his duties without pay, while Dr. Paul Butakor was slapped with a four-month suspension without pay.
The duo are required to undergo appropriate training on the University of Ghana Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy and the Code of Conduct for Academic Staff of the University of Ghana.
They will also be required to receive a positive assessment after the training, before returning to the lecture halls. An annual assessment for five years has also been slapped on them.