Sex for grades: Accuser begs Prof. Gyampo for forgiveness

By Anny Osabutey
Professor Ransford Gyampo
Professor Ransford Gyampo

Head of European Studies at the University of Ghana Legon, Professor Ransford Gyampo, says he has forgiven the person who accused him of sleeping with female students before giving them “high” grades in examination, even if they do not deserve them.

Claims of “sex for grades” were directed at the researcher after an interview he granted CitiFm where he responded to claims by former President John Mahama that, patriotism in the country is no longer valued by most Ghanaians.

According to him the conduct of politicians, including former President Mahama, has made it difficult for Ghanaians to trust them, so the former President should not pivot the issue to Ghanaians, but himself and his own colleagues.

But his response annoyed some elements within the NDC who warned him to desist from making what they insist were negative comments about former president or will tell the world how he slept with female students at the University of Ghana, Legon, before awarding them undeserved grades.

Among other things, the accuser claimed Professor Gyampo gave grades to female students who did not even show up in class because he was sure of getting into their pants, at a later time.

Speaking to Asempa Fm’s Ekosii Sen program, an afternoon political show, Professor Gyampo said the claims were mere “propaganda” aimed at shutting him up but that will not work.

“If somebody says something that you did not like, you can challenge it,” he told the host. “You don’t say things that are not true.”

When asked if he was going to go to court, Professor Gyampo said ordinarily he would not but mindful of the reputation of the University of Ghana, his employers, he met with his lawyers to proceed to court later today but his accuser came to his office, in the company of  friends, to beg for forgiveness.

“Even this afternoon he came to my office to beg-I am a Christian and if somebody says he is remorseful, I have forgiven him.”

Professor Gyampo maintained he will not be intimidated by such accusations especially when he is determined to work for the good of the country.

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