01.04.2005 General News

University of Ghana Council on examination malpractices

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Accra, March 31, GNA - The Council of the University of Ghana, Legon has accepted the decision of some heads of the premier University to vacate their posts to facilitate the disciplinary proceedings on examination malpractices.

The heads are Professor Emmanuel Ofori-Sarpong, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Profesor Kwasi Agyeman Head of the Philosophy Department, Professor Clara Fayorsey, Head of the Sociology Department and Mr T. Tabi Director of Academic Affairs.

The decision was the outcome of a special meeting by the Council to discuss the Mfodwo Committee's Report on examination malpractices during the first semester of the 2004-2005 academic year.

The Council expressed concern about the findings of the Committee, which pointed, among other things, to a general breakdown of discipline. Members suggested the need to activate the University's disciplinary processes to sanction people who have been implicated by the report.

The Council directed that the Executive Committee of the Academic Board should convene to discuss the report of the Committee and take steps to ensure the integrity of the forthcoming semester examinations.

"The Council wishes to assure the University community and the general public that it is resolved to take all the measures necessary to repair and to restore the much vaunted image and reputation of the University of Ghana."

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