Managing editor of the New Crusading Guide, Kweku Baako says he is not sure if he would be able to also escape the trap in BBC Africa Eye’s sex for grades documentary.
According to him, the animal in him may come to the fore forcing him to fall for the trap.
“I’m not sure if I might succeed in beating this kind of trap because the animal in me might come to the fore. That’s the integrity I’m talking.”
Speaking on Joy FM’s news analysis programme ‘NewsFile’ on the recent documentary released by the BBC indicting some lecturers in University of Ghana and University of Lagos of sexual harassment, Kweku Baako said most of such undercover documentaries are produced from the things that are being said about some situations around us.
Reacting to issues raised about entrapment as a way to discredit the documentary, Kweku Baako noted that the only antidote to the issue of entrapment is integrity.
He also stated that because we are human beings we should take note of the situation or the position we find ourselves and be of high moral standards to avoid this phenomenon.
“The cure for this whole entrapment is integrity, integrity is your amour against this so called entrapment and usually undercover journalist when they want to do these things is not just a flight of imagination, it is because they hear things and fingers and voices are pointed in certain directions, there is always that base from which they proceed..”
The BBC Africa Eye has investigated some academic institutions in West Africa after several allegations of sexual harassment by lecturers.
This type of abuse is said to be endemic, but it’s almost never proven. After gathering dozens of testimonies, BBC Africa Eye 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.
Reporter Kiki Mordi, who knows first-hand how devastating sexual harassment can be, reveals what happens behind closed doors at some of the region’s most prestigious universities.
Political Science lecturer at the University of Ghanan, Prof Gyampo was also cited in the documentary but the Professor has denied his involvememt in any sex for grade act.
The University has also defended him saying there is no prove in the report that the professor even though misconducting himself change the grades of any student after sleeping with them.
But the University later interdicted the two lecturers pending further investigations.