UON DON SUSPENDED AFTER ALLEGEDLY LEAKING END OF SEMESTER LAW EXAMINATIONS TO A THIRD YEAR STUDENT
HOW EFFECTIVE IS OUR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION SYSTEM?
A university don at the UON school of law has been suspended following claims that he leaked end of semester exams to a third year UON law student who later shared the leaked examination materials with some of his classmates.
According to Professor Kiarie Mwaura the UON School of Law Dean, the lecturer has since been suspended to allow further investigations.
Professor Mwaura further said that this is the first exam malpractice incident to be reported at the University of Nairobi.
This incident raises eyebrows and paints the university in bad light given its clean past record.
Besides, the University of Nairobi is the best university in Kenya.
Therefore, any suspected cases of examination irregularities in such a reputable institution does raise questions about the effectiveness of our education system.
This is a common phrase that you get to learn once you step foot in many Kenyan Universities.
This acronym stands for Sexually Transmitted Grades.
This acronym suggests there are some university students who earn undeserved grades by trading their goodies.
Other critics describe it using a very derogatory term the ‘Bottom up’ approach.
In other instances, cases of lecturers trying to use unorthodox means to enrich themselves have been reported.
Such dons give university students undeserved grades in exchange for money.
This explains the myth surrounding first class honours in Universities.
The question is, what could have been the motive behind these allegations?