The University of Ghana has suspended two of its lecturers after completing investigations into the BBC’s Sex for Grades documentary.
Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Butakor have been handed six and four months suspension without pay respectively.
“In addition, Prof. Gyampo and Dr. Butakor are required to undergo appropriate training on the University of Ghana’s Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy as well as the Code of Conduct for Academic Staff of the University of Ghana.
“They will be required to receive a positive assessment after the training before resumption of their duties. They are also required to undergo annual assessment for a period of 5 years,” a statement from the university said.
The two allegations against the two lecturers by the UK-media giant were first investigated by a fact-finding committee set up by the university.
“The Fact-Finding Committee found evidence that they had contravened the relevant provisions on misconduct in the University of Ghana Statutes and the Code of Conduct for Academic Senior Members and recommended that the case be referred to the Disciplinary Committee for Senior Members.”
“Management has accepted the recommendations…and has informed Prof. Gyampo and Dr. Butakor accordingly,” the statement said.