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IPAM to Rusticate 21 Students

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According to Mr. Momoh the university was investigating students that were caught in examination malpractices during the 2017/2018 academic year, citing that the investigations are completed and the report ready to be forwarded to the University Senate for action.

He stated that the University Disciplinary Committee has recommended for the rustication of the students but it has to go through the statutory body before they can receive their letters of rustication.

Ibrahim Sheriff Communication Specialist at the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education once said the quality of education in Sierra Leone over the past decades has continued to degenerate to the point where the trend seriously undermines the human capacity development of the country. Key to the degeneration is how much almost every facet of Sierra Leonean society participates in examination malpractices: pupils, students, teachers, lecturers, professors, examination officers, parents, police and son on

The committee according to Mr. Momoh was investigating 30 students but only 21 were found wanting of examination malpractices, noting that the committee has recommended for the students to be rusticated for 1 and 2 years respectively.

The initiative of the institution to have CCTV cameras in lecture rooms and examination halls needs emulation by other universities to eradicate the issues of examination malpractices in their universities and country.

He disclosed that some of the students are from Business Administration, Banking and Finance, Financial Services and Governance Leadership and that some of them are in year 1 and 2, citing that the students’ body, and religious bodies are also part of the committee to ensure fair play.

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