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09.10.2019 Education

Sex For Grades: I’m Not Surprise — William Quaitoo

By Simon A. Tetteh
Sex For Grades: I’m Not Surprise — William Quaitoo

Chairman of the Educational Committee in Parliament and MP for Akim Oda Constituency, Hon. William Agyapong Quaitoo says he’s not surprised at the latest sex scandal that has rocked the University of Ghana, Legon.

“This has been with us since Adam but uncovered and I’m not surprised. Is just fortunate these are emerging due to advanced technology in recent age," he was speaking on Dwaso Nsem on Adom Fm on Wednesday morning.

He continued, “We are grateful such stories are emerging because I’ve had experience with students claim to have had first class but academically do not merit it.”

The BBC Africa Eye in an undercover documentary dubbed ‘Sex for Grades’ with a focus on West Africa Universities captured some lecturers bargaining with students in exchange for grades also captured some Ghanaian lecturers.

Prof Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor, both Lecturers at the Political Science Department and the University of Ghana’s College Of Education, have been interdicted by the University of Ghana pending investigations.

The University of Lagos in Nigeria has suspended the lecturer featured in the BBC documentary on sexual harassment, Boniface Igbeneghu.

This, the lawmaker noted that the latest revelation must to investigation and not be swept under the carpet like others in the past.

He stated that the education committee will keenly follow developments of the investigation and ensure necessary sanctions are applied.

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