Poly expels 11 students, withdraws 373 for exam malpractices

Authorities of Federal Polytechnic, Bida in Niger, has expelled 11 students for various examination malpractices during its 2010/2011 academic session.

Alhaji Abdullahi Sule, the rector of the polytechnic, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Bida, Niger, on Monday.

He said the students were caught cheating during the examination, adding that their cases were forwarded to the institution’s Exams Misconduct Committee.

Sule said that the affected students, who were on indefinite suspension, refused to appear before the committee to defend themselves on the allegation levelled against them which led to their expulsion from the institution.

He also said that the admission of another set of 373 students was withdrawn for various malpractices during the last academic board meeting held recently at the school.

He said that the affected students had been blacklisted by the institution, adding that “any of them seen within the premises of the polytechnic after resumption will be shown the way out by our security personnel.’’

The rector said the affected students had been duly informed by the institution’s management not to come into the institution.

According to him, if they do, they will be arrested for illegal entry by the security personnel and handed over to the police.

Sule reiterated the institution’s determination to rid the institution of students who break the laws, especially those involved in examination malpractice, cultism and admission racketeering.

He advised students to face their studies and shun all forms of anti-social activities such as drug abuse, cultism and examination malpractices. (NAN)

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Poly expels 11 students, withdraws 373 for exam malpractices