The Brandon University Students’ Union will be meeting the university’s dean of health sciences later this week to discuss the class of nursing students being punished for academic dishonesty.
BUSU president Olusola Akintola told the Sun on Tuesday that he, along with BUSU’s director for health studies, the president of the health students’ society and two representatives from the affected class will be meeting with dean John Moraros on Friday.
Akintola did not offer any commentary on the situation, deferring until after the meeting takes place. BUSU previously issued a statement saying that they were working with university administration to ensure an acceptable outcome to the situation.
The 46-48 students in last semester’s Nursing Foundations II class were made to re-write their final exam after the university determined it had been compromised. As punishment, the maximum grade students could receive on their exam was lowered to 70 per cent.
Last Saturday, the Sun reported that sources had come forward to say that the class was being punished for using study information from a publicly available test bank to study for their exam that their professor had used material from to create his final exam.
The university said last week that this did not match their version of events, but would not provide specifics.
BU spokesperson Grant Hamilton told the Sun over the weekend that the university may be able to share some information on the situation later this week.
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