Three lecturers of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) have been dismissed for allegedly soliciting for sex from some female students.
The dismissed lecturers have, however, challenged the decision of the university to dismiss them.
The authorities of the university say soliciting for sex from students “is a conduct that is likely to put the name of the university into disrepute”.
Available information reveals that the two of the lecturers had multiple sexual relationships with one of the students, resulting in her getting pregnant on two occasions.
According to sources the student, who was assisted by one of the lecturers to terminate the first pregnancy, is said to have “nearly died after a medical officer friend of the lecturer prescribed medication for them to buy and subsequently assisted in inserting the medicine in her”
Sex for marks
The third lecturer, who solicited for sex from another lady, was unsuccessful and threatened to fail the said student if she insisted on not giving in to him.
The lecturer is said to have invited the lady to his house, where he showed her her examination paper and threatened to fail her if she continued to turn down his proposals.
All the three lecturers are from the Finance and Accounting Department of the university.