22 students of the University of Port Harcourt have been expelled from the institution.

The senate of UNIPORT on Friday announced that the students were explained for various offences including assaulting a female lecturer.

A statement was signed to this effect by Dorcas Otto, the registrar of the university.

Otto said that the some of the students belonged to different cult groups and were found to have undermined the security on the campus.

The statement noted that the decision to expel the students was taken at the 426th senate meeting of the university held on Wednesday.

Eight of the students were expelled for being part of cult groups, two students expelled for assaulting a female lecturer and disrupting a congress meeting of the department.

Twelve other students expelled were former presidents of faculty associations.

The institution will resume on January 3 after the Christmas/New Year break.



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