The Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa in Nasarawa State has expelled 51 students for examination malpractice during the 2019/2020 academic session.
This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by Malam Uba Mana, the polytechnic’s Director of Information, Publicity and Protocol.
Mana said that the affected ones were expelled following approval by the academic board of the institution.
“They were expelled on the ground of various offences of examination misconduct that involved both full time and part-time students.
“The students expelled are from the Higher National Diploma and National Diploma in Engineering courses, Accounting, Science Lab Tech, Library and Information Science, Mass Communication among others,” he said.
Mana also said that the Rector of the institution, Dr Abdullahi Ahmed has directed the expelled students to hand over all documents belonging to the polytechnic to their departmental heads.
The rector enjoined all students of the polytechnic to shun examination malpractice and other social vices, to strengthen the growth and development of the institution. (NAN)
Meanwhile in May the University of Abuja also expelled 46 students for their involvement in various acts of misconduct in breach of their sworn matriculation oath.
Solacebase reports that the University Senate also rusticated five other students for one semester, the cases of three others involved in sundry offences would be retried, while seven accused persons were exonerated, discharged and acquitted.
This is contained in a statement issued by Head, Information and University Relations Dr Habib Yakoob, on Sunday and obtained by Solacebase.
‘’Senate at its 175th Regular Meeting held on Thursday 27th May 2021, considered the report and recommendations of the Students Disciplinary Committee, and after due diligence, approved the expulsion, rustication, retrial and exoneration of the affected students, ‘’said the statement.