SINGAPORE, July 26 — A law professor who allegedly gave his student prime grades in exchange for sex will remain a member of the faculty until the National University of Singapore (NUS) completes its internal investigations.
In a statement issued by the university yesterday, a spokesperson acknowledged the ongoing investigation by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau into one of its staff.
She said: “In this case, we have not started our own inquiries, pending the results of the investigations initiated by the authorities, which are ongoing.”
According to university protocol, an internal inquiry – usually comprising senior faculty members – will only take place after official investigations are completed. Thereafter, a decision will be made on how to proceed with the staff member.
The spokesperson added that staff who violate the NUS Code of Conduct may receive punishments ranging from a warning to a dismissal.
Yesterday, The New Paper reported that a law don from NUS Law School was arrested in April for allegedly having sex with his fourth-year female student. He allegedly gave her a better grade in return. The professor is currently out on bail. — Today