Two lecturers of the University of Ghana found by a BBC Africa Eye investigation to have been involved in a Sex for Grades scandal have been referred to the University’s Disciplinary committee for “immediate action.”
Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Butakor were separately caught on camera soliciting amorous favours from a female undercover journalist posing as an admission seeker. The two were previously suspended in October, despite their denial of wrongdoing. A fact-finding committee set up to investigate the matter has accordingly found the two lecturers to have breached the university’s code of conduct and statutes.
In its report, the committee noted that “there is prima facie evidence of misconduct against Professor Gyampo and Dr. Butakor contrary to paragraph 6.4 of the Code of Conduct for Academic Staff of the University of Ghana which stipulates that academic staff shall at all times comport themselves in ways that that will enhance their image and that of the university.”
They are also found to be in breach of Statute 42(1)(e)(ii) which requires members of the university to steer clear of “vexatious conduct that is directed at one or more specific individuals, and that is known to be unwelcome.”
The report-finding has been presented to the disciplinary committee for further action to be taken. Depending on the gravity of the violations, the lecturers could face sanctions ranging from reprimand to outright dismissal