7 December 2012

Nigeria: Ebonyi Varsity Expels 33, Suspends 88 Over Exam Malpractice, Others

Abakaliki — EBONYI State University, EBSU, Abakaliki, Thursday, expelled 33 students of the institution and suspended 88 others over alleged misconduct, examination malpractice and admission racketeering.

In a statement by the Registrar and Secretary of Senate, Mr. Egwu Sam, the Senate of the institution had at its 22nd emergency meeting, held on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012, decided to make public the offences of all the affected students.

According to him, the conduct of the expelled and suspended students is contrary to the rules and regulations governing the conduct of examinations and admission into the institution, stressing that those expelled from the university for grievous misconduct were not expected to be seen in the institution for any purpose.

He said: "The suspended students for the stipulated period are to fail their examination and in addition should also stay away from the university for the period of the suspension and apply to the Registrar for re-admission when their suspension tenure elapses."

The Registrar further stated that the suspended students are to fail all the examination during the period of their suspension would be required to register and retake all their courses. He warned the affected students to desist from show of irresponsibility as any other repeated act of gross misconduct would not be handled with levity.

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