‘Sex For Marks Is Wicked’

One of the outstanding students shaking hands with Very Rev. Prof Martey

The former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Very Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey, has sternly cautioned university lecturers that demand sex from their female students in exchange for marks to quickly shun the wicked and ungodly act.

There have been reports that lecturers demand sex from female students, it’s an uncouth action that should not be tolerated in modern society.

“The pressure is even more on female students and workers who have to resist all kinds of nuisances, aggravations and provocations, including sexual harassments from male superiors and peers.

“In some instances, it is made clear to the female student to choose between failure in exams and giving in to such pressures. Such wicked and unethical acts in our schools ought to stop. They may lead to suicidal and other tendencies.”

The outspoken man of God disclosed this in an address at the second graduation ceremony of the Christ Apostolic University College (CAUC) at Kwadaso in Kumasi on Saturday.

The historic occasion was under the theme, ‘Maintaining High Moral and Ethical Standards amongst Graduates-The Role of the Private Universities.’

Two hundred students, who offered different progranmmes, graduated during the event.

Very Rev. Prof. Martey was of the view that the recent spate of suicide cases among university students can be meaningfully addressed if moral and ethical behaviour and standards are promoted in the various universities.

He suggested that universities need to reward high ethical and moral standards.

Ghana, he stated, needs ethical graduates from the universities who would be ethical leaders to correct the corruption mess that the immoral and unethical leaders in the past have created for Ghana.

Very Rev. Prof. Martey said the emergence of vigilante groups such as Delta Force, Invisible Forces, Bolga Bull Dogs and Western Crocodiles, is a severe dent on the image of the country “so government should put a halt to this national shame”.

President of CAUC, Prof. Philip Owiredu Yeboah, announced that the university intends to add the Faculty of Engineering that would offer courses in electrical and computer engineering to increase the school’s faulty base to five in the near future, adding that the school’s population now stands at 679.

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, announced that government plans to increase the book and research allowance for lecturers, this year, adding it would also support the private sector to employ many graduates from the universities.

From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi