03.02.2010 Education

KNUST Expels 30 With Fake Results

03.02.2010 LISTEN
By Daily Graphic

Thirty second-year students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have been summarily expelled for presenting forged results slips and other illegal documents to secure admission to the university.

University officials said the dismissals were without prejudice to any further action that might be taken by the security agencies on completion of their investigations into the matter.

The University Relations Officer, Mr Solomon Pamford, speaking to the Daily Graphic in Kumasi, said the university had tightened the loose ends often exploited by unscrupulous admission seekers.

Mr Pamford said over the years, many people who dared to enter the university with forged documents had been dismissed, even in their final year, and, therefore, wondered why people were not learning and changing from such practices.

He said the university was now moving away from the use of hard-copy admission forms to online admission processing.

According to him, it was when the admission seekers filled out the scannable forms that they changed their grades to suit the university’s requirement for admission.

To those who did not meet the admission requirements but were desperate to enter the university at all cost, Mr Pamford encouraged them to better their grades, instead of engaging in practices that could ruin their future.

In a related development, the University Relations Officer appealed to the public to be on the lookout for some “unscrupulous Ghanaians purporting to be holders of doctorate degrees from the KNUST School of Business (KSB)”.