THE father of one of the students who were summarily dismissed by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for presenting forged results slips and other illegal documents to secure admission has appealed to the University Council to intervene and re-instate his son.
According to Mr Francis Dongbetigr, his son, Nelson Dongbetigr, a second year student of the university, did not present any forged results slip and illegal documents to the university to secure admission.
He claimed that he cross-checked the results of his son with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and they were genuine.
Mr Dongbetigr, who is the Director of Education for the Tain District in the Brong Ahafo Region, made the appeal through the Daily Graphic in Sunyani in reaction to a story published by this paper on February 3, 2010 headlined “KNUST expels 30 with fake results”.
He showed a copy of his son’s results slip which had been checked at the WAEC to the Daily Graphic.
Mr Dongbetigr said it had taken him a long time to react to the issue because he was awaiting a reply of a petition he wrote to the office of the Vice Chancellor of KNUST on January 22, 2010, to seek redress.
He reiterated that his son did not present any “fake results” as the university claimed, stressing that if the university authorities had conducted a thorough check at WAEC and St Francis Xavier Junior Seminary in Wa in the Upper West Region, where his son attended school, they would have had the confirmation of the results rather than to come out that he had presented forged results for admission.
The West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) results slip with Index Number 0100103019 signed by Rev. Fr. Pamphilio K. Tengan, the Headmaster of St. Francis Xavier Junior Seminary at Wa in 2007 that he presented to the Daily Graphic read as follows: Social Studies-B3; English Language-B3; Core Mathematics-D7, Integrated Science-C4; Christian Religious Studies-A1; Literature in English-A1; and French-B3.
Mr Dongbetigr stated that with that results slip, he wondered why his son should be dismissed, saying that perhaps, the university had a hidden agenda for his son’s dismissal, but not for any reason that he presented “fake results” as reported in the Daily Graphic.
The district director said after the necessary contacts he presented the outcome of his investigation in the petition to the Vice Chancellor, but there had been no response from the university, hence his appeal to the University Council to intervene to lay the matter to rest.