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#SexForGrades: How Sarkodie predicted Ransford Gyampo and Butakor’s sex for grades’ exposé

Sarkodie’s prediction over University lecturers exchanging sex for grades has finally come to pass as both lecturers have been exposed in the latest ‘Sex for grades’ investigative documentary of the BBC Africa Eye.

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In the song, Sarkodie said, “Lecturer, ye adwuma na aban betua; w’akatua no, ennhye nkwadaa no ayaase,” he rapped in Ghanaian language (Twi) which literally means “Lecturer, work; the government will pay you. Your salary doesn’t reside in the groin of your students.”

Background 

Prof Gyampo was seen making what the documentary described as “numerous inappropriate demands” from the BBC reporter who posed as a student of the University of Ghana.

The secret video recordings also captured Prof Gyampo allegedly asking the undercover reporter’s hand in marriage in exchange for academic favours.

Prof Gyampo also allegedly asked for a kiss from the reporter in an excerpt of the documentary published on BBC Somalia’s Twitter handle.

BBC Africa Eye gathering dozens of testimonies sent undercover journalists posing as students inside the University of Lagos and the University of Ghana.

Female reporters were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institutions – all the while wearing secret cameras.

The documentary, which is set to be premiered at 6pm in Ghana, October 7, 2017, has already exposed two lecturers of the aforementioned universities – Dr Paul Kwame Butakor and Dr Boniface Igbeneghu of Ghana and Nigeria, respectively.

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