More than 60 TTU students have been deferred for one academic year due to their involvement in examination malpractice, the Registrar of Takoradi Technical University, Dr Moses Maclean Abnory told Citi FM on Tuesday.
Speaking in an interview with the Accra-based Citi 93.7 FM and monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, Dr Moses Abnory said the suspension was a decision of the university’s disciplinary board to ensure discipline and quality
“A nation without moral standards is doomed to fail. You may cheat your way up the ladder of life, but your ill behaviour and character will bring you down. It is to ensure discipline and quality that we took this decision,” he said
The Registrar also told Citi FM the TTU disciplinary board decision also speaks to the commitment of the Takoradi Technical University to become a true centre of excellence in TVET education for Ghana’s industrialization drive.
“The image, respect and confidence of our graduates largely depend on the quality and integrity of our examination processes. TTU’s vision to become a centre of excellence for TVET education cannot be achieved by condoning such examination malpractices.
If such misconduct is allowed to go unpunished, it will discourage disciplined students and that will also affect the quality of skilled professionals the university produces for Ghana’s industrial growth,” Dr Moses told the radio station
The names of the over 60 TTU students rusticated for one academic year effective from the second semester of the 2020/2021 academic year can be found here.