General News of Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Management of the University of Ghana is expected to meet the student body of the University this week.
Speaking on Okay Fm’s Ade Akye Abia programme, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ebenezer Oduro Owusu said they will be meeting with the student body to drum home the sexual harassment policy to them and faction out ways that they can prevent any future occurrence.
“There was a convocation yesterday, where all Vice-Chancellors have met to discuss this issue….The sex for grade documentary has really tarnished the image of Universities in this country,” he said.
He added that it should be treated as a national crisis and added that the government should intervene to redeem the image of the various affected Universities and the various Universities in the country.
That notwithstanding, the University is meeting with all stakeholders involved in this matter.
However, he added that the University has strengthened its internal mechanisms adding that various institutions in the University have been strengthened to avert corruption and related in disciplined activities that occur in the school.
A BBC documentary levelled allegations of sexual harassment against two lecturers of the University.
In the “Sex for Grades’ documentary, Prof. Ranford Gyampo, political science lecturer and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor, a lecturer at the Department of Teacher Education of the School of Education and Leadership were seen making unacademic demands of female students.
Prof. Gyampo denies the allegations levelled against him, saying he had had nothing to do with any student.
But the University authorities have started investigations into the issue.
This outraged a section on the public who then asked her to be either taken off the Committee or that she is allowed to recuse herself.
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