Accra – May 6, 2020 – The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has launched investigations into allegations of plagiarism leveled against the head of the university’s Department of Banking and Finance.
This is in response to several news reports, especially on online platforms accusing the senior lecturer of allegedly causing an article published under his name in the Daily Graphic newspaper, even though he didn’t author the piece.
“The attention of the university’s management has been drawn to these publications,” says the Pro-Vice Chancellor of UPSA, Prof. Charles Barnor. “In the spirit of fairness and natural justice, management needs to conduct a thorough investigation by giving both the accused and his accusers a fair hearing. That’s exactly what we are doing now.”
Prof Barnor says the outcome of the investigations will be made known to the public as soon as they are concluded.
“This is a very transparent investigation and the fact that many people have shown interest in it is yet another indication of the status of UPSA and the high regard most Ghanaians have for the university. We would like to make it clear that we take these allegations as seriously as our stakeholders do and when we are done with the investigations, we will make our findings and final decisions known to all.”
UPSA was recently named as one of the best three (3) universities in Ghana in the 2020 Global Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings.
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), balancing their scores across broad areas such as research, outreach and stewardship.
The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a progressive public institution with about 14,500 students and provides academic and professional higher education in Ghana. With more than fifty (50) years of experience, UPSA has achieved the reputation as the oldest Ghanaian human resource development institution in professional Accountancy and Management, with many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and abroad. UPSA remains the only public institution in Ghana with the mandate to offer both academic degree and provide tuition for business professional qualifications.