UG To Publish Names Of Lecturers Involved In Sexual Misconduct

In a bid to curb the ‘Sex for Grades’ notion that hangs over the University of Ghana, its Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu has indicated that the University is considering a review of its sexual misconduct policy to allow for the publication of the names of persons found culpable. This he believes would serve as a deterrent. He made this known at a forum, between management and students of the University on issues of sexual harassment, after the BBC Africa Eye’s exposé, Sex for Grades, indicted two lecturers of the…

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Full video: ‘Sex for grades’: Undercover in West African universities

Academic institutions in West Africa have increasingly been facing allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers. This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven. After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana. Female reporters were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras. Watch the full documentary below:

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Sex for Grades: BBC Africa Eye’s Investigative Report in West African Universities shows Today

‘S£x for Grade’ BBC Africa Eye Investigation Over the years, there has been allegations of s£x for grades among students in most universities, across Africa. In a move to ascertain the authenticity of this claim, BBC Africa Eye went undercover to investigate this. The year-long secret investigative report brings to the fore, how some lecturers in West Africa’s most prestigious universities sexually harass female students. The universities used in the investigation includes the University of Ghana, Legon, as well as the University of Lagos. The report was led by BBC…

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