21 Students to be rusticated from IPAM
A total of twenty one (21) students are to be rusticated from the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM), University of Sierra Leone (USL) due to their involvement in examination malpractices in the 2017/2018 second semester examination. This confirmation was made to the press by the Deputy Registrar of the University, Emmanuel Momoh.
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.
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.
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.