Gospel songstress, Grace Ashy has refuted reporters suggesting that she has been suspended from the Methodist University College for examination malpractice.
The Razz newspaper report Wednesday that, the ebullient songstress, 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, the University has suspended her for two semesters which means 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 she is still an active student of the Methodist University College.
“There was an issue but it wasn’t me; just that I was within the group and we were discussing something. My name is the popular name so if there is anything my name will be mentioned but I’ve done nothing,” Grace Ashly lamented.
She added that, “Even yesterday [Tuesday] I went to register [for] my [resit exams] so I’m still a student. I don’t know who is behind this… there is somebody behind it but I don’t know why.”
Explaining what might have fuelled the negative reportage, the gospel musician said she was part of a group and “We were discussing a [Constitution] paper and the invigilators came in but unfortunately all the students dispersed,” and left a booklet behind “and I picked it and I 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’s 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”.