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“Whether it’s right or wrong, it’s a contract which has to be honoured“ says Dr. Henry D.R Carrol responding to allegations of cheating

Dr. Henry D.R. Carrol (M.R.G.), senior Oxford-Trained Lawyer, a human rights lawyer, cum founder and senior Law Lecturer at the University of The Gambia (UTG) from 2007 to date has responded to corruption allegations and cheating at the UTG Faculty of Law.

LTN reported an article on corruption allegations at the University of the Gambia‘s Faculty of Law. The Faculty of Law at the UTG is alleged to have been engaged in corrupt practices, professional misconduct, and administrative blunders that undermine the UTG Policy and Administration. Some of these allegations include the payment of adjunct lecturers’ monthly salary contrary to the UTG Policy that states adjunct lecturers should be paid every semester.

Speaking to LTN in a telephone interview from our base in Germany, Dr. Henry D.R Carrol confirmed that he is being paid every month since 2007 to date. He said he has a contract that needs to be honoured.

When asked about the legitimacy of his contract as it undermines the UTG Policy which states that adjunct lecturers should be paid per semester instead of every month, Dr Carrol said he cannot comment on that because he has not experienced it. LTN reminded Dr. Carrol that it was wrong for him and others to be paid every month when the policy says they should be paid every semester.

He responded: “Whether it’s right or wrong, it’s a contract which has to be honoured“.

When reminded that the payment of adjunct lecturers every month contradicts the UTG Policy, Dr. Carrol responded: “That’s news to me.“

He then said “Please don’t quote me anywhere“ and referred this reporter to the UTG Public Relations Officer.

However, this reporter reminded Dr. Carrol that he will be quoted and he said: “I exercise my right to remain silent“, and added, “please talk to the PRO“.

LTN will continue its investigation into this matter and will be publishing updates in the coming days.

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