UKZN suspends staff over ‘cash-for-places’ at medical school

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The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has suspended several staff members at its medical school after being singled out in a probe looking into a pay-for-placement scheme at the institution, reports Eyewitness News.

University spokesperson Normah Zondo said that several staff members had been placed on suspension, including Suvannie Chetty, a principal administration officer at the medical school.

UKZN said that incorrect information given to it in 2014 by the Basic Education Department led to the irregular admission of medical students, many of whom practiced as medical officers today.

Zondo said that they were not responsible for irregular student admissions at the institution in 2014 because they were given wrong school quintile rankings by the department.

“In 2014, the information provided was incorrect. The university reported this to the Department of Basic Education.”


Full EWN report (Open access)


See also from the MedicalBrief archives:


UKZN on cash-for-places: ‘We’re committed to transparency’


Arrest of senior UKZN staffer involved in ‘cash for places’ investigation

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