Some 176 students of the University of Education, Winneba (UEW) have had their certificates withheld despite being scheduled to graduate this year.
The students are being punished for misconducting themselves, the Vice-Chancellor, Very Reverend Father Professor A. Afful-Broni, said.
Speaking at the University’s 23rd congregation held over the weekend, he said the students won’t be graduated because of their misbehaviour.
The affected students were among a total of 956 graduating class of 2018 from the Department of French Education.
MyNewsGh.com reports that they were sent to Togo for some studies but conducted themselves in a manner that brought the image of the school into disrepute.
The Vice-Chancellor explained that the conduct of the said students near cost the University its scholarship schemes enjoyed by Togo.
As punishment, he said, the University Council has decided to withhold their certificates for six-months to serve as a deterrent to others.
“I am saddened to announce that, of the 956 being graduated today, management has had to take a painful, but good decision to withhold the certificates of all the 176 graduating students from the Department of French Education,” Prof. Afful-Broni said.
“Let it be further recorded that this sanction is as a result of thorough investigations by a duly constituted investigative committee of this University,” he added.
He warned that any form of insubordination, misconduct, and misbehaviour by students will not be tolerated by the University.