A Professor of African and Gender Studies at the Institute of African Studies, at the University of Ghana, Professor Akosua Adomako Ampofo isn’t happy at some Ghanaians trying their possible best to defend lecturers caught in the ‘Sex for Grade’ saga filmed by BBC Africa.
Prof. Akosua Adomako disclosed that such utterances expose the unhealthy hypocrisy and the seeming disregard of the dangers such issues present in the society.
Speaking on Eyewitness News on the back of the recent ‘Sex for Grades’ exposé that implicated two lecturers of the institution for their alleged roles in harassing students, Prof. Ampofo said the latest development should be dealt with decisively to empower victims to come forward for their problems to be solved, a report cited on Ghanaweb revealed.
“I get so exhausted when people say the students also harass the lecturer and I ask if they [lecturers] do not have the strength; you that have more power and responsibly more than her? It is a recurring problem as people have said and we are behaving like ostriches. This is something that is going on in our environment. We are aware of it. It happens to our daughters, sisters and occasionally our brothers and until somebody speaks up, the rest of us continue to go on with our everyday life and that is very disturbing,” she said.