Two Ghanaian lecturers who were secretly filmed sexually harassing undercover BBC reporters (in the Sex For Grade documentary) have been suspended pending an investigation.
Both Professor Gyampo and Dr Butakor denied any wrongdoing.
The suspensions follow similar action against two lecturers in Nigeria, who were also filmed by the BBC.
Footage of the University of Ghana lecturers was broadcast on Monday as part of a documentary by the BBC’s Africa Eye investigative unit, exposing sexual harassment and misconduct by lecturers at prestigious institutions in West Africa.
The University of Ghana said Professor Gyampo and Dr Butakor had been called to appear before a committee to give evidence.
The University of Lagos in Nigeria also suspended two lecturers Dr Boniface Igbeneghu and Dr Samuel Oladipo and established an investigative committee after the Sex For Grade video went viral.
Speaking after the broadcast of the film, the chairperson of the Anti-Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Committee at the University of Ghana, condemned the conduct of the Ghanaian lecturers seen in the footage. ⤕UNILAG sets panel on indicted sex-for-mark lecturers