The management of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has denied the allegation that the Ghana Police promotional examination organised by the Department of Forensic Sciences of the University leaked before the exam was written.
UCC’s comment comes after Adom TV’s ‘Badwam’ show reported that this academic year’s Police promotional examination organised by the University leaked hours ahead of the conduct of the national examination.
In a blog post sighted by AcademicWeek, the management said that no part of the Ghana Police promotional examination questions administered on the 13th of February, 2023, was leaked to any candidate or online.
The exams according to UCC were written under the strict supervision of the University’s experienced invigilators hence; the allegation that the exams were invigilated by some Senior Officers from the Police Service is false.
The University has also refuted the claim by the host of the show that some candidates were calling for remarking of their scripts. The release noted that the allegation was not tenable because the results had not been released.
“The purported material being shown around as a leaked paper has no question attached to it. Again, it is strange to note that the material in question appeared two days after the examination,” the UCC management said in the post.
The University of Cape Coast (UCC) also bemoaned the failure of the media house to contact the University for its side of the story before publication – an act deemed highly contrary to the ethics of journalism.
“The University of Cape Coast is an internationally acclaimed university with competent and credible professionals who have been in the business of conducting examinations since its establishment” the release highlighted.
UCC has, therefore, assured stakeholders and the general public that the University holds dear to its acclaimed brand as an excellent academic institution and would not indulge in untoward acts to tannish its hard-won reputation.