A lecturer at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University has been detained by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on suspicion of accepting more than K16,000.00 in bribes from students in exchange for helping them pass continuous assessments tests.
13 counts of corrupt practices have been brought against Kenneth Chisamanga, 43, a lecturer in pharmacology and pharmacist at Meanwood Kwamwena Valley in Lusaka.
According to Timothy Moono, the head of corporate communication for ACC, between January 1 and November 25, 2022, in Lusaka, Mr. Chisamanga, a lecturer at the university, allegedly solicited and received cash payments totaling K7,500 from a named first-year student enrolled in the midwifery diploma program as an incentive or reward for him to facilitate the adjustment of continuous assessment test results and final examination.
“Further, Kenneth Chisamanga being a lecturer at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University did corruptly solicit and received various amounts of cash totalling K9,100 from another named first year student in the Midwifery Diploma Class at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University as an inducement or reward for to facilitate for the adjustment in continuous assessment test results and final examination results. Matters or transactions that concern Levy Mwanawasa Medical University a public body,” Mr Moono said.
He said Mr Chisamanga has since been released on Bond and will appear in court soon.