‘Sex for Grades’: A cue to fight sexual harassment – Srem-Sai

A law lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) has called for a focused discussion on fighting sexual harassment rather than narrowing it to just lecturers.

Justice Srem-Sai said it would be unfair to direct all attention to two lecturers at the University of Ghana cited in a BBC documentary for sexually harassing students.

He said this will be in total neglect of the “bigger picture”.

”As a society, we should take a big step outside the video and address the sexual harassment in our society,” he told Daniel Dadzie, the host of Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Wednesday.

Mr Srem-Sai comments follow the BBC Africa Eye’s “Sex for Grades” documentary about sexual harassment in some universities in West Africa.

Prof. Ransford Gyampo of the Political Science Department and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor a lecturer at the Department of Teacher Education of the School of Education and Leadership were filmed making sexual advances to ‘students’ who were actually undercover investigators.

Less than 48 hours after the broadcast theUniversity of Ghana interdicted the two lecturers. They are also expected to face the university’s Anti-sexual harassment committee probing the scandal.

The GIMPA law lecturer said the documentary is to serve as a reminder to the society to increase the fight against sexual harassment which is already a major canker in the country.

“What the video has done is to bring the subject to the table and find a way to resolve it” Justice Srem-Sai stated.

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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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