The Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna has expelled four students, one PhD student for plagiarism and three others for overstaying.
The three students are reported to have stayed for 15 semesters in the school, five semesters more the normal 10 semesters.
The expelled students were listed in statement published in the university’s weekly magazine as Akangbe Olusola Olamide, Nnaegbuna Innocent Uchenna and Olorunmaiye Emmanuel Juwon, all 500 level students of the department of geology.
Olateju Ademola Mukaila, a postgraduate student of the department of urban and regional planning, was also expelled for engaging in plagiarism.
“Senate at its 431st meeting held on February 28, 2018, considered among others, the expulsion of Olateju Ademola Mukaila (PhD/SET/2010/322), Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology from the University with immediate effect,” the statement reads.
“This is based on the reports of various university committees that investigated his alleged involvement in plagiarising that has to do with the thesis of Dr. NTA. Abd’razaq titled: ‘Ecological Foot Print for Sustainable Development in Minna’.”
The statement also reported that four other students voluntarily withdrew from the institution.
The students were named as Olanrewaju Hafeez Abiodun, a 200 level student of the department of mathematics; Oluwaseyi Caleb Akanbi, a 400 level student of the department of Mathematics; Bernard Prince Otunche, a 200 level of the department of mathematics, and Mohammed Umar Kuta, a 300 level student of the department of geology.
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