The management of Auchi Polytechnic, Edo state, has expelled 40 students over involvement in certificate forgery and result falsification.

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According to NAN, Adebola Ogunboyowa, the institution’s head of the information and public relations unit, disclosed this in a bulletin on Wednesday.

According to Ogunboyowa, the students were expelled following the outcome of the regular verification exercise for the 2020/2021 academic session.

The institution’s spokesperson said the affected students were involved in forgery and falsification of their results to gain admission into the National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes.

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Ogunboyowa said the expelled students cut across different departments in the polytechnic.

She added that Salisu Umar, the rector of Auchi Poly, had proposed 12 new programmes to commence in the 2022/2023 academic session.

The new programmes include Printing Technology, Welding and Fabrication Technology, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Library and Information Science Taxation, Leisure, Tourism Management Technology and Social Development.

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Others are Microfinance and Enterprise Development, Computer Engineering Technology, Economics and Development Studies, Agricultural Extension and Management and Crop Production Technology.

According to her, the idea is in line with the rector’s commitment to reposition the polytechnic and make it enviable in the nation and beyond.

“In pursuit of the Rector’s vision, 12 new programmes at both National Diploma and Higher National Diploma are proposed for resource inspection by National Board for Technical Education (NBTE),” she said.

“Ten of the proposed programmes are for the ND level while two are at HND level.”

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She added that the institution is set for re-accreditation of all programmes in the polytechnic.

Ogunboyowa disclosed that the management had improved on the existing infrastructure and procured necessary equipment to ensure that no programme is denied accreditation.



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