UPSA Sacks 22 Students For Hacking for Grade Manipulation Scheme

The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has sacked 22 of its students who hacked into the school’s computer system to manipulate their results.

A notice of dismissal from the university said it took the decision after meeting on the issue at an emergency meeting on Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 by the Academic Board.

The affected students are to leave with school campus with immediate effect.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM. Although the students were dismissed for hacking, other coverage suggests that there was one hacker, hired and paid by the other students.

Unlike the U.S., where FERPA might prevent disclosure of some of the details, there’s apparently less such prohibition in Ghana, as The Citizen’s Ghana published the names and pictures of some of the 22.

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