An investigation into allegations of corruption at the University of The Gambia have been started by a committee authorized by the Public Service Commission, Higher Education Permanent Secretary Yahya Jallow said.
A sit-down protest by lecturers at the University of The Gambia ended after its senior management was suspended by the PSC. Normal classes have since started.
The university’s management has been accused by lecturers of embezzling funds and wasting resources instead of addressing pressing needs of the institution.
University administrators spent funds on luxury vehicles and bonuses, while essential learning tools for the institution remain indispose.
Aside from the Vice Chancellor, who has had his job for four months, the secretary, registrar, three deputy vice chancellors and other management members have all been suspended.
The University of The Gambia is the country’s only public college. Although a few private universities have been accredited, the UTG is has the highest number of students, most of whom say increased tuition has made it difficult for them to remain in school.