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    Scandal Unveiled: Allegations of Corruption Rock Collegium Humanum

    The rector of Collegium Humanum stands accused of accepting over a million zlotys in exchange for issuing diplomas. Paweł C., the rector in question, is reportedly seeking to become a key witness in the case and has cooperated with prosecutors, according to investigative reports by “Rzeczpospolita”.

    The Silesian Branch of the Department for Organized Crime and Corruption of the National Public Prosecutor’s Office in Katowice levied charges against six individuals associated with Collegium Humanum, including rector Paweł C., on February 23rd. Among the notable alumni of this embattled institution are politicians such as Jacek Sutryk, Mayor of Wrocław, Aleksandra Gajewska, Deputy Minister of Family, Krzysztof Gadowski, treasurer of the Civic Platform party, and Waldemar Sługocki, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Development and Technology, count themselves as alumni of Collegium Humanum.

    The gravity of the situation is further compounded by reports that individuals who obtained diplomas through illicit means from Collegium Humanum have voluntarily come forward to the Central Anticorruption Bureau (CBA). This revelation, as shared by RMF FM radio, comes in response to an offer by the CBA, which promised leniency in exchange for cooperation with authorities. However, the identities, professions, and roles of these individuals remain undisclosed by law enforcement agencies.

    The unfolding scandal has cast a dark shadow over Collegium Humanum, raising serious questions about the integrity of its academic practices and the ethical standards upheld within its corridors. With allegations of corruption reaching the highest echelons of the institution and implicating influential figures across various sectors, the ramifications of this scandal are likely to reverberate far beyond the confines of academia.

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