MountCrest University College, a private law school, has rusticated eight of its students for indulging in examination malpractices.
They are Patrick Badanaa, an aspiring candidate for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary primary in the Wa West Constituency, Chinda Ekpere Chima, a Nigerian, and Josephine Deku Anagba, an administrative officer at AB & David Law Ghana.
The rest are Seth Lartey Tawiah, Mahama Yusif, Gborglah Sena Aku and Gbaun Jamie Dooshima.
They have all been rusticated for two semesters and may be re-admitted to the university in the 2016/2017 academia, which begins next year June.
The notice did not specify the exact malpractices but a source close to the school authority told The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday that the malpractice occurred during the just ended examination of the school in June.
According to the source, some of the culprits have disputed the allegation, thereby prompting school authorities to set up a committee to investigate the matter.
The suspension, the source said, was a regular exercise by the school to stamp out misconduct and ensure high credibility of examination results.
The notice, which has been posted on some of the classroom doors, read “At its 8th meeting held on the 29th and 30th of June 2015, the academic board took a decision to rusticate the underlisted students from the university college for two semesters with immediate effect from 29th June, 2015, for indulging in various forms of examination malpractices”.
“They may resume their studies with the university college in the 2016/2017 academic year, commencing on 30th of June, 2016”.
By Times Reporter