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UTG student withdraws complaint against lecturer

A student at the University of The Gambia who accused his lecturer of violating his right has withdrawn his complaint.

Mustapha Ceesay lodged a complaint against Dr Charles Mendy at the National Human Rights Commission on May 14th accusing the lecturer of violating his fundamental right to freedom of conscience, association, assembly and movement. He also charged that the lecturer violated his right to practise his religion and to manifest such practice.

According to Ceesay in his complaint, Dr Mendy willfully held French 102 lecture online “knowing full well that the university informed its staff and students that it is on eid break until 17th May”.

But in a dramatic twist in the matter on Tuesday, The Standard has learnt that Ceesay has now written to the NHRC withdrawing his complaint.

“I hereby withdraw the said complaint after the lecturer concerned on 18th May apologised for the act, announced a postponement of the test previously slated for the 21st May 2021 to a later day,” he said.

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