UTG Suspends Students Over Examination Malpractice

EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA: The University of The Gambia has taken disciplinary measure against six students caught in examination malpractice during its second semester in the 2019 academic year.
In a memo to the university community on Monday, Momodou Lamin Tarro, Registrar of The University of The Gambia said the students found in this academic dishonesty have been handed with penalties including “automatic award of F grades in the courses they were caught cheating as well as a ONE Semester Suspension effective 1st Semester of 2019/20 Academic Year.”
The six students who are all pursuing LLB Programme, according to office of the registrar, appeared before a Disciplinary Committee and found guilty as charged.
A source from the UTG told Eye Africa that an official email containing matriculation numbers of the six students but not their names was as well shared to the university community.
This bold move by the university appears to break the culture of silence on quality assurance in the country’s highest academic institution.
Established in 1999, the UTG faces criticisms for sub standards manifested in the lack of conducive learning environment. Students cry year after year of insufficient furniture, absence of digital library or access to internet, transportation in addition to poor sanitation.

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