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Legon ‘fires’ Gyampo, Butako over sex for grades documentary

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The University of Ghana has suspended two of its lecturers who were captured in the recent Sex For Grades documentary published by the BBC Africa Eye.

The two, Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor are expected to suffer a suspension period of six months, and four months respectively without pay.

A statement from the University indicated the suspension of the two took effect from January 1, 2020.

“Management of the University of Ghana wishes to inform members of the University community that the Senior Members’ Disciplinary Committee has completed the hearing of the matter involving Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Butakor”, a statement from the University’s Public Affairs Directorate indicated.

It added that: “In line with statute 46 (2) of the University of Ghana Statutes, as amended, and regulation 15.0 of the Code of Conduct for Academic Staff of the University of Ghana, the Disciplinary Committee recommended a six-month suspension without pay for Professor Gyampo and a four-month suspension without pay for Dr. Butakor. The suspensions take effect from January 1, 2020.”

Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Butakor were captured on BBC Africa Eye tape proposing love to undercover journalists who posed as students.

Prof. Gyampo, a political science lecturer, was until his suspension the Head of European Studies at the University of Ghana.

The two, however time of the documentary, denied allegations that he sexually harassed female students at the university, and threatened to sue BBC.

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