In a song released by rapper Sarkodie in 2015, the rapper forewarned lecturers about having an affair with their female students in his hit song, “Hand to Mouth”. In his song, he mentioned that some lecturers are in the habit of having amorous relationships with the students and that the foremost concentration must be on their works and not on illicit affairs with students.
However, four years down the lane, some University of Ghana lectures have been found wanting in a “Sex for Grades” documentary by BBC Africa Eye. In the said documentary, Professor Ransford Gyampoh and Mr. Kwame Butakor have been fingered in the scandal which saw these lecturers making advances towards their alleged students.
The line rendered “Lecturer, ye adwuma na aban betua; w’akatua no, ennhye nkwadaa no ayaase,”. To wit, “Lecturer, work; the government will pay you. Your salary doesn’t reside in the groin of your students”.
Unfortunately, these lecturers didn’t heed to this advice and have now been scandalized. Female reporters were sexually harassed, proposed to and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras. In a sudden turn of events, Prof. Gyampoh has come out to deny the alleged sexual harassment tag and has vowed to sue the BBC Africa Eye for defamation of character.
BY: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI