Mr Bright Fia, the Vice President of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of the Evangelical Presbyterian University College (EPUC) in Ho has been “deposed” by the University for examination malpractices.
A total of 29 other students also had their examination papers cancelled for various forms of examination malpractices, all in the 2017/2018 academic year.
A source at the University told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that ten other students who graduated last year also had their certificates withheld for an academic year effective the date of completion, for the same offence.
Mr Obed Adom, Registrar of the University College said the decision to strip Mr Fia of the position was for him not to be a “bad role model to other students.”
The names of students involved in the examination malpractices posted on the University’s main campus notice board are; Emmanuel Tsorkor Elorm, Rose Agbalenyo, Celestine Salloh, Naomi Yeenu Attah, Lartey Peter, Bernice Amevia, Evelyn Esenam Nyabi, Geoffrey Adjorlolo, Michael Sittie Kumador Dzifa Evelyn Abla.
Others are; Vera Agbinku, Rechard Nii Amarh Amartey, Senyo Attoh, Vida Davies, Dovi Paul, Ankah Christopher, Menieso Selase, Cindy Bansah, Millicent Denteh, Celestine Gbedze.
The rest are; Yvonne Nice Gbortsyo, Evelyn Debrah, Benedicta Senaya, Bless Ofori, Wonder Sefadzi Dzofoxeh, Bernard Agordzo, Ivy Setordjie, Emmanuel Sena Kornu, Faustine Ngmakaan.
Students who had their certificates withheld are; Antointte Goku, Quarshie D.K Albert, Dodzi Nyamadi, Vicentia Afua Dufe, Nunekpeku Mavis- Ann Emefa, Clarinda Akpene Bonuedi, Gifty Akakpo, Miriam Adzim, Charity Asamoah and Janet Yaa Adams.
Mr Adom said the University’s Disciplinary Committee found the students guilty of examination misconduct after its investigation and recommended the sanctions to the Senate- the highest decision-making body on academics of the University, which is implementing the recommendation.
The Registrar said the sanctions were to ensure high academic standards and protect the credibility of the University’s certificate.