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Grade buying hits Wisconsin University



…Some staff indicted

By: Fred Yaw Sarpong- Daily Express

Some staff and administrators of Accra based Wisconsin International University College (WIUC), have been indicted by the university authorities for selling grades to students, Daily Express investigation has revealed.

The grades-selling syndicate was fished out following a formal complaint to the management of the school by some aggrieved students in December 2015.

The aggrieved students alleged that some lecturers of the Wisconsin University were selling grades to some under-performing students, and also trading grades for sex with some female students.

These necessitated investigations by the authorities of the university with the help of some external investigators.

Following weeks of evidence gathering, the school confronted the workers involved.  Eight workers, made up of lecturers and administrators were complicit in the acts, prompting the school to suspend them.

Checks by the Daily Express revealed that students paid between   GHc500.00 and GHc8,000 for  grades to be doctored.  This malfeasance, the paper gathered has gone on in the university for more than two years.

In a telephone interview, the Vice Chancellor (VC) of the University, Professor Kofi Oduro-Afriyie, confirmed the scandal, adding that National Security has taken the matter up.

According to him, asking the National Security to investigate the scandal was in a right direction and it will help both the school and the nation. “Because tomorrow we don’t want to hear people are refusing to attend universities in Ghana as a result of XYZ,” he added.

He said the investigators asked the staff and administrators who are involved to stay away while the investigation continues, noting that those involved will be sanctioned.

The Registrar of the University, Mr. Frank Yeboah, also confirmed the scandal, saying he was aware that some staff of the university are under investigation.

The President of the Private Universities Students’ Association of Ghana (PUSAG), Mr. Richard Odame confirmed that he has also heard about the scandal. “I have been informed, but I am yet to verify it. I promise to do that this week,’ he added.

Attempts to get the National Accreditation Board (NAB) to speak on the matter proved futile, as calls made to Mr. Lawrence Kwarteng-Ashia, the Head of Public Relations of the Board were not answered.

Wisconsin International University College is one of the earliest established private universities in Ghana. It is located at Agbogba Junction near Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. It offers both graduate and undergraduate programmes.


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