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A political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has denied abusing his power to make sexual advances towards students.

Professor Gyampo was allegedly implicated in the “sex for grades” investigations carried out by BBC Africa Eye.

“I didn’t see anything like that [in the video] and I have not done anything like that,” he said in a Citi News interview.

Professor Gyampo, who is also the Head of European Studies at the university, according to the BBC report allegedly requested to marry one of the BBC reporters who posed as a student seeking academic favours.

In excerpts of the video released on BBC Somalia’s Facebook page, Professor Gyampo persuaded the reporter to meet him at the mall where he was caught on camera making “numerous [alleged] inappropriate demands.”

In the report, he also allegedly requested to kiss the reporter.

The documentary was commissioned in response to allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers that have hovered over tertiary institutions.

After initial interviews, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.

The lead reporter in the exposé, Kiki Mordi, said she was also a victim of sexual harassment when she was in school.

The BBC said its female reporters were “sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions” while they were wearing secret cameras.

The bulk of the excerpt released spent time in the University of Lagos and one of its lecturers alleged attempts to proposition a student seeking admission into the school.

A lecturer at the University’s College Of Education, Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor, was also indicted in the investigative piece.

He has also denied the claims.

It is expected that more lectures will be implicated in the exposé.

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