Entertainment of 2014-07-23

Update: Grace Ashy denies suspension, University insists

Gospel songstress, Grace Ashy has refuted reports suggesting that she has been suspended from the Methodist University College for examination malpractice.

The Razz newspaper report earlier today that the singer, who is a level 400 student at the Methodist University College, Accra was allegedly caught cheating during an end-of-semester examination and has subsequently been suspended from the school for two semesters for her misconduct.

The paper claimed that the University has suspended her for two semesters which meant that the artiste who was expected to graduate this year, would have to hold on and graduate another year.

Reacting to the story in an interview with myjoyonline.com, the ‘Gyese Woba Mu’ hit singer said the story is false and that she is still an active student of the Methodist University College.

“There was an issue of that sort, but I wasn’t involved; just that I was part of a group discussing something. My name is popular and so if really there is anything such, my name will be first mentioned meanwhile I have done nothing,” Grace Ashly lamented.

She added that “even yesterday. Tuesday, July 22, 2014; I went to register for my resit exams so I’m still a student. I don’t know who is behind this, but I believe there is somebody behind it and I don’t know their reason.”

Explaining what might have fuelled the negative reportage, the gospel musician said "I was part of a group discussing a Constitution paper and the invigilators came in but unfortunately all the students dispersed and left a booklet behind but I picked it and called one of the invigilators to come for it.”

According to her the incident happened two semesters ago before the said exams and she said she even wrote last semester’s examinations.

But Public Relations Officer of the Methodist University College, Kwesi Agyapong speaking in an interview with myjoyonline.com said “as it stands now she has not [been] sacked from the school as it has been reported in some media circles."

He added that, “She is still a student of the Methodist University College, but I will prefer you let her confirm her suspension or whatever it is.”

Kwesi Agyapong said “it’s not true” if Grace Ashly says she wrote last semester’s examinations.

Pushed to give a yes or no answer as to if she has been suspended, the Methodist University College spokesperson hesitated and said “Yes!”.

Source: myjoyonline.com
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