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Sex for grades: Protect female students – NAB to Varsities

Sex for grades: Protect female students – NAB to Varsities

The National Accreditation Board (NAB) has called on schools in the country to take measures to protect female students following the ‘sex for grades’ film by the BBC.

NAB in a statement said it is appalled by the potential damage the investigative piece could have on the reputation of the University of Ghana.

“As regulator of tertiary education, the National Accreditation Board is appalled by the potential damage that this investigative piece could do to the reputation of University of Ghana and seriously implore all institutions to protect students, especially the females, by instituting appropriate systems, structures and strengthen and fully implement its sexual harassment policy.

“The Board wishes to state emphatically that it will not countenance any inappropriate behaviour, which has the tendency to compromise teaching and learning, which ultimately could affect the quality and standard of tertiary education in Ghana,” NAB said.

Two lecturers of the university have been suspended after they seen to be abusing their positions in the documentary. The BBC film accuses them of sexual harassment.

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Below are details of the statement by NAB

The attention of National Accreditation Board (NAB) has been drawn to a BBC documentary entitled ‘Sex for Grades’ which involved some lecturers of University of Ghana and University of Lagos, Nigeria.

As regulator of tertiary education, the National Accreditation Board is appalled by the potential damage that this investigative piece could do to the reputation of University of Ghana and seriously implore all institutions to protect students, especially the females, by instituting appropriate systems, structures and strengthen and fully implement its sexual harassment policy.

The Board wishes to state emphatically that it will not countenance any inappropriate behaviour, which has the tendency to compromise teaching and learning, which ultimately could affect the quality and standard of tertiary education in Ghana.

It must be stated that a sexual harassment policy is one of the key requirements which an institution must have to merit accreditation to operate as a tertiary education institution.

Students are hereby encouraged to acquaint themselves with the sexual harassment policy of their institutions, must be bold to report such cases to the appropriate offices and avail themselves to its grievance resolution procedures.

 

Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh

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