The Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa has expelled 66 students over their alleged involvement in examination malpractice and misconduct.
Abdullahi Hassan, the rector of the polytechnic, said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Nasarawa.
He said the measure was meant to promote discipline and ensure quality and standard of education in the polytechnic.
Abdullahi explained that the students, who were both regular and part time, were expelled on the recommendation and approval of the academic board of the institution.
”The decision to expel the students was reached and taken after thorough investigation at the special meeting of the board held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the polytechnic,” he said.
”The expelled students are, therefore, required to handover all polytechnic property in their possession, including identity card to their Head of Departments and Units with immediate effect.”
Abdullahi assured that his administration would not rest on its oars until examination malpractice and other corrupt practices were eliminated in the institution.
He said that any institution that compromised its ethical values cannot produce good product needed for national development.
The rector stated that unethical behavior could not thrive where there was a clearly defined code of conduct.
Meanwhile, more than 100 lecturers and non-teaching staff of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria in Kaduna state have left the institution for greener pasture.
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