UB a cesspool of corruption?

source: Sunday Standard
by Sunday Standard Reporter

Officers take bribes for tenders; companies are awarded contracts without being advertised; contracts are drawn and given to companies long after they have started operating – these are some of the allegations contained in a Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) report, presenting the University of Botswana as a cesspool of corruption.

The DCEC study on UB procurement system followed “allegations of unprocedural award of tenders, conflict of interest, bribes and weak financial administration failing to collect tuition fees from expatriate students before leaving the country, unqualified lecturers taking students on course, vague recruitment and promotion procedures and students buying examination papers”.

The DCEC study turned up information that the university administration has favoured a relatively light touch in its oversight of procurement systems, resulting in a tip towards a [continue reading]

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