The Federal University Gusau (FUGUS) in Zamfara state has expelled seven students and suspended six others for alleged gross misconduct. 


NAN reports that Umar Usman, the institution’s information officer, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.

Usman said the decision was taken at the 82nd meeting of the institution.

“The management of Federal University Gusau, Zamfara, had during its 82nd meeting considered the report and recommendations forwarded to it by students’ disciplinary committee,” the statement reads. 


“The committee recommended the expulsion of seven students and rustication of six others for various gross misconducts.

“The affected students were proven to have engaged in various offences that contravened the laws and regulations governing the conducts of students in the university.

“The expulsion and rustication were conveyed to the affected students by the. Ag. Academic Secretary of the University, Malam Mu’awiyya Bello on behalf of the registrar, Malam Yakubu Anivbassa.”


The statement said the students were punished for various offences ranging from alleged burglary and stealing, assault, circulation of unverified information via social media, and examination malpractices.

The institution was established by the federal government in 2013 but commenced its first academic year in the 2014/2015 session after securing accreditation from the National Universities Commission (NUC).

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