Learn when others fall: Senyo-Hosi to Ghanaians trolling Prof Gyampo over BBC Documentary

The CEO of the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors has admonished Ghanaians making fun of Professor Ransford Gyampo who is a senior lecturer at the University of Ghana over an investigative piece by BBC Africa Eye on sex for grade scandal.

“To those who revel in the fall of others, I recommend you listen to and be rather inspired to learn, instead of laugh, as argued by Louis Farrakhan in the video attached,” he advised in a Facebook post.

The video which was released yesterday captured the Lecturer making sexual advances towards her female mentee.

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Recently, Senyo-Hosi and Professor Gyampo has been at loggerheads for what the former describes as poor education given to Students at the University of Ghana. According to him, the University churn out people with degrees but not people with an education.

But in a quick rebuttal, Professor Gyampo questioned the thinking of Hosi.

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“I disagree with you that UG people don’t think. I rather will wish to question your own ability to think. It seems to me that you spoke without any introspection. Your words were unexamined. Otherwise, how did you obtained three degrees from an institution of non-thinkers,” he wrote.

The lipservice about the teaching mode of Lecturers and the innovative ways they can use apply to equip students to be effective on the job market continued for a while. So after the BBC video of Professor Gyampo, some social media posts suggested Hosi was mocking Professor Gyampo.

But, in a lengthy Facebook post, the businessman has asked Ghanaians to learn from the downfall of others but not to make fun of them.

Read his full statement below 


1. My heart goes to the many victims of abuse. You deserve more protection and support from our governance system. Never should your body, your dignity be a forced subject of a trade for assistance that you require or services and benefits you deserve.

2. To us the few among the 29 million Ghanaians who are in authority or positions of influence or power, we should be reminded that we are not the smartest nor necessarily the best. We are rather privileged and called to a position of service, that we might constructively impact the lives we encounter, emancipate many to surpass us and be stepping stones for the realisation of the dreams of many and the optimisation of the potentials of our fellow humans.

3. The BBC Africa Eye initiative to unearth sexual harassment in our institutions of higher learning is laudable, bringing to the fore the real injustices we all know about yet don’t speak out against. It has provided a voice to the many voiceless and suppressed siblings, friends, children, Ghanaians and fellow humans.

It is unreasonable for anyone to expect that a real student should have been the undercover journalist and real sex should have occurred. Can you imagine the extent of academic, pschological and social abuse and victimisation she could be subjected to?

4. To those who revel in the fall of others, I recommend you listen to and be rather inspired to learn, instead of laugh, as argued by Louis Farrakhan in the video attached.