Education

UniAbuja expels 100 students over ‘exam malpractice’

The University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has expelled no fewer than 100 students and suspended 11 others for their alleged involvment in exam misconduct.

A statement issued on Sunday by Habib Yakoob, the university’s public relations head, said that 72 of the expelled students were undergraduates, while 28 were postgraduate students.

It said five undergraduate students were suspended for one academic session, three others for one semester, while another three were discharged.

It also said that the senate considered recommendations of the examinations committee at its 174th regular meeting held in November 2019 while approving the disciplinary measures.

Giving a breakdown of those affected, Yakoob said 27 of the undergraduates were 400 level students, 19 at 300 level, 16 at 200 level, and two at 100 level.

The breakdown, he explained, also shows that 47 of the expelled students were from the Faculty of Science, 23 from Faculty of Management Sciences, while 20 students are from the Faculty of Social Sciences.

According to him, the university was determined to instill academic discipline among its staff and students, adding that those who violated rules and regulations of the institution would be disciplined.

“The affected students have since been directed to handover any university property in their possession, including identity card, to their heads of department and unit. They are also advised to vacate the campus immediately,” he said.

The Ekiti State University (EKSU) had sacked one of its lecturers over alleged sexual harassment and two others for ditching their duty posts.


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