The management of the Federal Polytechnic in Nasarawa has expelled 51 students over their involvement in examination malpractice during the 2019/2020 academic session.
According to NAN, Uba Mana, the institution’s director of information, publicity, and protocol, broke the news in a statement on Wednesday.
Mana said that the affected students were expelled following the approval of their dismissal by the academic board of the institution.
“The affected students were expelled on the ground of various offences of examination misconduct that involved both full-time and part-time students,” the statement read.
“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.”
Mana added that Abdullahi Ahmed, the rector of the institution, 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.
The development comes days after the institution also expelled two students over their involvement in cult activities.
The institution had said their expulsion was to serve as a deterrent to others and for the overall development of the institution.
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