July 31, 2021
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US university denies FDA lawyer admission because of ‘The Returned Bribe’ scandal

The Head of Legal Affairs at Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has been denied admission to the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at the Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Cynthia Dapaah-Ntow had applied to study the LLM in Healthcare & Pharm Compliance for the Spring Semester of 2020/21, but was told her role in Manasseh Azure Awuni disqualifies her, thefourthestategh portal reports.

“Thank you for applying to Drexel University. After careful consideration of your application, the Admissions Committee has determined that we are unable to offer you admission,” the university said.

The embattled legal practitioner was unsatisfied with the response and so she wrote back to the university to understand the grounds for the denial.

“I am passionate about the programme and would want to reapply,” she said in her letter.

“I hope you will be kind enough to point to me what worked against me in my last application so I do not repeat the same in my next attempt,” she pleaded.

Audrey Woods, the Assistant Dean of Enrolment Management, on December 17, 2020 replied to Mrs Dapaah-Ntow’s email explaining that the the denial of admission had nothing to do with her academic credentials.

“We found you to be a very qualified candidate, however, it came to the attention of the admissions committee that you were under investigation for allegations of bribery which is not in line with our values and code of conduct,” the university said in an email response.

According to the portal, details of the correspondence are part of court processes the FDA lawyer filed to support a case in which she’s seeking an injunction from the court to stop the broadcast of the television version of ‘The Returned Bribe’ an investigative documentary by Manasseh Azure Awuni.

Source: Ghana News

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