Accra, May 4, GNA - Eighteen students of the University of Ghana, Legon, have been suspended for engaging in examination malpractices. A release issued by the University on Tuesday and signed by Mr. T. Tabi, Acting Director of Academic Affairs, said the examination malpractice occurred during the Second Semester Examinations of 2002-2003 Academic Year and the First Semester Examinations of 2003-2004 Academic Year.
It said the students carried unauthorized materials into the examination room.
The release said 13 students including four women, who have been suspended between two and four semesters were, Amoako Asante; Lord Koranteng Mamah; Mustapha Vatakna Abubakar; Godfred Ahorgah; Cyprian Cudjoe Ekor; Janet P. Kuvedzi and Albert Danny Magnus George. The rest are, Diana Donkor Ntiamoah; Moferi Abel Konmung; Graciela Nausogo Ondo; Jasmine Akua Asare-Agyiri; Theophilus Tetteh Yeboah and Teddy Williams.
The release said five other students found with notes inscribed at the back of their calculators during the First Semester Examinations for 2003-2004 Academic Year had also been suspended.
They were, Joseph Yaw Kafui Morttey; Daniel Kofi Obese; George Yaw Foster Agbavitor; Gordon Boateng and Fuseini Issifu. The release said all the students had been asked to hand over their student identity card and other property of the University in their custody to Mr Tabi.
It said all the examinations taken by the affected students have been nullified.
Meanwhile, the University has begun its Second Semester Examination 2003-2004 from Monday, May 3.