The University for Development Studies(UDS) has dismissed eighteen final year students for securing admission into the University with fake result slips from the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
The students, who were admitted in the 2013/2014 academic year at the Tamale campus of UDS are said to have applied to the University with falsified WAEC result slips.
A letter signed by the Registrar of UDS, Dr. A.B.T Zakariah said the decision to dismiss the students was taken after a probe.
According to him, the probe revealed that the students did not possess the qualification by virtue of which they were offered admission.
Portions of the letter reads "I write to inform you that you have been withdrawn from the University for not possessing the qualifications by virtue of which you have been offered admission to BSc. Nursing programme. During the verification of the results from West African Examination Council, you were found not qualified to be admitted".
"You are therefore required to leave the university upon receipt of this letter and hand over any property of the University in your custody, including students ID card to the Senior Hall Tutor of your Campus. You are also required to return any library materials in your custody before you leave the universityâ€, the release added.
13 nursing students, 3 community nutrition students, a midwifery student and a health science student who were working on their final projects received the shocking news on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
The statement named the students as Mavis Adu Boahen, Abigail Pomaa Kyeremeh, Alice Owusuaa, Samuel Arko, Joana Pazzaga, Francis Gyamfi Asare, Nazaiah Borama, Rosemary Akabo and Mohammed Ameyaw
The others were also named as Emmauel Kabore, Georgina Yiadom Konadu, Evans Mfum, Partricia Daadi Dery, Nafisa Tahiru, Magdalene Mensah, Jennifer Eyram Kotobridja and Eman Adams.