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Sex for grades: Prof Gyampo talks SUICIDE

Political scientist Professor Ransford Gyampo has revealed that following the “sex for grades” expose which implicated him and led to his interdiction as a lecturer at the University of Ghana, he is going through such a difficult period that could have driven him to commit suicide but for the grace of God( which has sustained him).

The outspoken academic was reacting to a comment on social media about his loss of weight after he had posted pictures about some programme that he had attended. He admitted that though he appeared ‘tough’, he was only human and not immune from experiences of humans.

“But what do you expect? Even though you think I am tough, I am human. Have been through pain, stress, anguish and agony that can make many men commit suicide.

This coupled with prayers and fasting to be able to draw closer to my God, will naturally have some reflection on my body outlook. It is only God’s grace that has sustained me,” he explained to the concerned person taut had commented on his loss of weight.

In October this year the BBC Africa Eye released an explosive investigative documentary on the phenomenon of “sex for grades” in universities in Ghana and Nigeria. Two University of Ghana lecturers were filmed allegedly making sexual advances to some undercover journalists who had put on fake identities.

The lecturers Dr Paul Butakor and Professor Ransford Gyampo were subsequently interdicted by the University to allow for full investigation on the matter.

The University of Ghana said in a statement intersecting the lecturers that it “has taken a decision to interdict Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor, the two lecturers featured in the documentary to allow for further investigations into the matter.

“In line with University regulations, the two will be invited by the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee in the next few days to assist with further investigations into the BBC documentary.”


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