University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has dismissed 22 final year students for hacking into the university’s grading system.
The students were found to have paid an individual to hack into the university’s database, to manipulate their grades for the 2015/2016 academic year.
The dismissed students reportedly paid between to GHc 2,000 to GHc 4,000, to have their grades changed, and were set to graduate later in 2017.
News of the dismissals follows the arrest of some 20 persons by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), for attempting to hack the University of Ghana website to change the grades of students.
The University of Professional Studies, has assured that the decision to expel the 22 students was taken without prejudice to any criminal investigation.
In a Citi News interview, the Registrar of the University, Seidu Mohammed Mustapha, said the integrity of the university was at stake, hence the need to “take these measures in order that they serve as a deterrent. So the Academic Board met and took a decision and decided that all of them should be expelled.”