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Fear and panic have gripped the Tamale Polytechnic, as the authorities threaten to expel the 120 students caught for examination malpractices.
The Ghanaian Times has learnt that some of the affected students are threatening the lecturers and administrative staff with mayhem, should they be sacked, while others have approached politicians and prominent chiefs in the metropolis, to persuade the authorities to back down.
The Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abdulai Wumbei, confirmed this in an interview with The Ghanaian Times, on Sunday, and admitted that “indeed some politicians and traditional rulers in the metropolis have actually approached the authorities to rescind the decision”.
He, however, assured the authorities would not yield to pressures from any quarter saying “the action is meant to improve standards in the polytechnic”, and rather appealed to the politicians and chiefs to assist the moves to instil credibility to the polytechnic
Mr. Wumbei insisted that students with poor academic performance would be sacked and in consequence of this, the authorities have issued final warning letters to them, and that “the polytechnic would not countenance non-performance”.
A source close to the Rector disclosed telephone calls and visits of prominent people have compelled him to ‘go under cover’.
Last Friday, the information came up that 120 students who engaged in various forms of examination malpractices were to be expelled, following the recommendations of the Examination Malpractice Committee.