The Tamale Technical University(TaTU) has suspended 193 students.
The students were suspended for two semesters for examination malpractices and under statute 51 of the statutes of the Tamale Technical University, a Disciplinary Committee for Junior Members of the University was set up to investigate various examination malpractices for the 2021 second semester examination period.
A statement signed by the management of the University stated that a total of 196 examination malpractices were reported and out of the number 193 students were found culpable of offenses against them which involved bringing foreign materials into the examination room which include mobile phones, electronic wristwatches, handwritten notes on pieces of papers, written inscriptions on veils, scarfs, handkerchief, bodily palm, and bodily thigh.
“The academic Board at its meeting on December 15, 2021, upheld the recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee to rusticate One Hundred and Ninety-Three (193) students of the university who were involved in various examination malpractices during the 2021 second semester examination held from August 30, 2021, to September 20, 2021,” the statement said.
It added: “The students have been rusticated for two semesters (one academic year) beginning from the next semester of the 2022 academic year, and the paper in which the malpractice had occurred are all cancelled.
“The students were found in breach of section 9 ‘schedule P’ of the Tamale Technical University statutes by the Disciplinary Committee on examination malpractice and their rustication was recommended in line with section 28(c) of schedule ‘P’ of the statutes of the Tamale Technical University.”