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GAMBIA: ‘SEX FOR GRADES SCANDAL’ 3 UNIVERSITY OF THE GAMBIA STAFF SACKED

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For tampering with students’ marks, the University of The Gambia fired three faculty members and banned a fourth for 15 years.


The recommendations were given by an investigative panel after claims that certain staff members had tampered with grades in “exchange for sex or money.”

The report was approved by the Governing Council and presented to the university’s disciplinary body in June.

60 students—27 females and 33 males—were found to be involved in the scandal, according to the report. Of these, 47 students will have their grades changed back to what they were before the scandal broke, while 10 other students—who had already received their attestations but had not yet received degree certificates—will have their transcripts or attestations recalled and revoked.

While one student who received his certificate but returned it to the administration will also have his official record recalled and cancelled, two other students have been exonerated of any wrongdoing because the adjustment of their grades was allegedly authorized.

The study also indicated that after one academic year (the first semester of the 2024–2025 academic year), students whose grades are reverted to their original status would have the chance to retake and regularize their degree certificates and transcripts.

The controversy, according to university officials, has compromised the community’s integrity, and the Governing Council has repeated its zero-tolerance stance for wrongdoing, including indiscipline, sexual harassment, insubordination, slander, and the disclosure of sensitive information.

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