The Academic Board of Kogi Polytechnic, Lokoja, has approved the expulsion of four students for alleged involvement in examination malpractice and other forms of misconduct.
The institution’s Head of Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Mrs. Uredo Omale, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Lokoja, said one student was rusticated for the same offence.
According to her, the students’ expulsion was part of “far-reaching decisions” made at the board’s meeting chaired by the Rector, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman.
She said the board also approved results of first semester examinations for 2019/2020 academic session.
The students expelled for examination malpractice were – Aliu Abdulrahman, ND I, Science and Laboratory Technology, Shaibu Danjuma, HND I, Graphics Department and Hadiza Abubakar, HND II, Computer Science.
Abudulmalik Wahab of the Mechanical Engineering Department was expelled for allegedly being in possession of dangerous weapons and involvement in cultism.
An HND ll student of Industrial Design, Durojaiye Helen Taiye, who was allegedly found with extraneous materials inscribed on her palms, was rusticated for one semester.
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
FEATURES: Rise in Monkeypox infection troubling Nigeria’s rural population
In this features, KELECHUKWU IRUOMA goes into the rural communities of Bayelsa State, south-south Nigeria to uncover the plight of...
SPECIAL REPORT: Kwara communities groan as erosion washes away roads, property
For a number of years communities in Ilorin South LGA of Kwara State have had to live with the menace...
SPECIAL REPORT: Lack of legal provisions, cultural sentiments fueling marital r*pe in Nigeria
By Arinze Chijioke In the early days of Sandra Izuckukwu’s marriage in 2019, her husband, Sunday Izuchukwu, did everything she...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (IV): Surviving in a dangerous media environment
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019 and 2020. For six...
INVESTIGATION… LIVES ON THE LINE (III): Precious Owolabi was killed covering a protest
This investigation is on the unresolved killing of three Nigerian journalists while on assignments between 2019-2020. For six months, Nigerian...