BBC journalist, Kiki Mordi on Monday, October 7th shook the African continent with her ‘Sex for Grade’ expose which captured university lecturers in West Africa universities, particularly Ghana and Nigeria who offer to help vulnerable female students in exchange for sekz.
Over the years, lecturers in academic institutions in West Africa have been alleged to engage in sekz for grade but this type of abuse has never been proven until Kiki Mordi’s expose.
The University of Ghana has responded to the ongoing debate that female students are sexually harassed by lecturers but fail to report them out of fear inviting all past and present students who have reliable evidence of sexual harassment by lecturers to come out and prove as the school’s Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee begin investigations into the ‘sex for grades’ scandal.
The Chairperson of the committee, Dr Margret Ivy Amoakohene, said the investigations will not be limited to lecturers involved in the BBC documentary only.
This is what she had to say to Joy News;
“Come forward if you have evidence to show that during your four years stay on the University of Ghana Campus this happened to you. “The (BBC) documentary is like the first point that we received something to work with.
The next thing is to invite people who think they have been victims in times past or they are currently being victimized to come forward. “We are going to invite persons who have encountered these two lecturers or any others to come forward,” she said on the Joy News program on Tuesday, October 8.
Dr Amoakohene further noted that the University of Ghana wants to also take the opportunity to deal drastically with the canker once and for all.
“We really want a congenial atmosphere where learning and teaching can take place without intimidation, without anybody feeling that they are violated”.