Curtin lecturer bribed to change exams
Curtin lecturer 'bribed to change exams'

A Curtin University lecturer has been charged with bribery after he allegedly received $1500 from a student in return for exam marks.

The Connolly 53-year-old from the university's humanities department was charged by the Corruption and Crime Commission after he allegedly offered to change a students exam for a $100-a-mark bribe. The amount allegedly amounted to a $1500 bribe.

Investigations manager Trevor Wynn said the Commission suspected other students, including some from overseas, could also have been approached to pay bribes for higher marks.

He said the university quickly reported the allegation which helped ensure the "integrity" of the examination process.

"The Commission will be working with Curtin University over the coming weeks to ensure that no student has been disadvantaged," he said.

Mr Wynn has also called for students approached by the lecturer to contact the CCC.

The lecturer is due to appear in Perth Magistrate's Court on November 29.

The allegations follow a CCC report into bribery at the university earlier this year. The report was conducted after university employee Keith Kok Low's guilty plea to 15 bribery charges.

The CCC found Mr Low took bribes to alter scores used as part of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's application process for visas or permanent residency.

The West Australian

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