The academic board of Kogi State Polytechnic in Lokoja has approved the withdrawal of provisional admission of 217 students of the institution for poor academic performance.

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NAN reports that the polytechnic management broke the news in a statement by Uredo Omale, head of public relations and protocol unit of the institution, in Lokoja.

According to the statement, the academic board also approved the expulsion of one Tope Atolagbe, HND II student of the department of library science, for tendering forged documents.

It said that the approval was part of the decisions reached at a meeting of the management held on August 9 at the main campus of the institution.

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The statement added that the meeting, which was chaired by Salisu Ogbo Usman, the rector, also considered and approved examination results of students for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session.

Those withdrawn on the grounds of poor academic performance, according to the statement, “include HND I, Public Admin, 13; ND I Public Admin, 157; ND I Accountancy, 31 and HND I Accountancy, 09.”

“Others are: HND II Bus. Admin, 04; HND I, Library and Information Science, 01; ND I Computer Engr,  01 and ND I  Urban and Regional Planning, 01.”

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The statement said that the board, after due consideration of the recommendations of the student disciplinary committee, found Atolagbe guilty of conniving with one Gbenga Ayeni Michael to forge documents.

They were said to have illegally tendered the forged documents to obtain statements of result and used same to dupe other unsuspecting students.

Consequently, the board approved that the result of Micheal (still at large) be withheld until he appeared before the disciplinary committee for interrogation.

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