Following suspicion that there was some level of examination malpractice among students who partook in the General Microbiology (FOSC 202) and Unit Operations in Food Processing (FOSC 204) examination, authorities at the Department of Nutrition and Food Science of the University of Ghana have canceled those papers.
The Department says that a new set of questions will be set and it will be administered to students online on the University’s online learning management system.
The General Microbiology and Unit Operations in Food Processing have been scheduled to be retaken on Wednesday 15th July and Friday, 17th July 2020 respectively.
In an email sent to students on the development, it was indicated that some individuals who have been identified to have engaged in the malpractice have been reported to the Dean of the School of Biological Sciences.
Meanwhile, it says that investigation is still ongoing to bring culprits to book.
University of Ghana Examination Malpractice Policy
According to the University’s examination malpractice policy, the act includes but not limited to ‘cheating by any means, attempting to cheat and assisting another candidate to cheat, taking screen shot’s of examination to share with other candidates, unauthorized collaboration, using unauthorized resources while taking an online examination, plagiarism among others’.
Students who engage in examination malpractice in the University of Ghana risk facing a reprimand, loss of marks, cancellation of marks for the examination paper in issue or cancellation of candidates marks for the whole course concerned, with the possibility of not being permitted to redeem the failure until the next academic session, among other things.
Story by: Nana Abena Grant | universnewsroom.com