S.ex for Degree in KZN
LECTURERS and students implicated in the recent allegations of sex for degrees scandal at the University of Zululand in northern KZN will face serious consequences should they be found guilty.
This comes after the university announced that an internal investigation to collect facts was underway.
The news came to light last week when sources at the university alleged that a number of students were receiving better points from their lecturers in exchange for a poke.
Asked how the allegations came to light, university spokeswoman Gcina Nhleko said she could not reveal details as the matter was still under scrutiny.
“Necessary action will be taken against those implicated after concrete evidence has been found,” she said.
SRC president Wandile Mathebula told Daily Sun they wanted the matter thoroughly investigated and those implicated to be suspended immediately.
He said the SRC would hold a meeting with university management to talk about the matter.
“If the suspected students have any form of intimate relationships with the lecturers involved, it better end there.
“We cannot allow individuals to bring our university into disrepute. We are going to make sure that they get the punishment they deserve,” Mathebula said.
This is not the first shocking allegation of academic cheating that has surfaced at the university.
A few months ago it came to light that there were university staff members who were allegedly selling BA education degrees to a number of students.