Nigerian university expels 485 students

The Federal University Dutse in Nigeria’s Jigawa State has expelled 485 students for poor academic performance and sundry offences. The affected students were drawn from all the academic departments in the university. The management said more students would be axed soon, writes Abubakar Ahmadu Maishanu for Premium Times.

“More students will soon be expelled for participating in examination malpractice. We’re waiting for the outcome of a committee report that is currently checking the cases of examination malpractice,” Deputy Vice-chancellor of Academics Abdulkarim Sabo Mohammed told journalists. He said the university followed the National Universities Commission’s guidelines before arriving at the decision. Mohammad, who spoke on behalf of the university’s vice-chancellor, Fatima Mukhtar, said a committee had been set up to check the cases of examination malpractice, in order to punish students involved. “We have to prove that through a rigorous investigation before we can conclude that a student is guilty of a crime.”

Mohammed added: “The university has over 6000 students. The number of the expelled students is exceptionally high this year because, in the course of checking our results, we noticed that there are students who have overstayed their ‘residence’. They are supposed to have graduated yet they [have] lived in the campus for more than six years.”
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