The Academic Board of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, has approved the expulsion of four students for issues bordering on bad behavior on exams and other social vices.
The directive to expel the students was contained in a statement issued to DAILY POST by the Head of the Institution’s Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Uredo Omale on Thursday.
The expulsion of the students, according to the statement, was part of far-reaching decisions made at the Board meeting held at the institution’s main campus in Lokoja.
Students expelled for neglect of exams include Aliu Abdulrahman, Laboratory Science and Technology ND I student (2019 / ND / SLT / 216), Shaibu Danjuma (HND I), Graphic Department (2018 / HND / IDD / 011) and Hadiza Abubakar. (2018 / HND / CPS / 183), HND II student from the Department of Computer Science.
Another student, Abudulmalik Wahab from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (2018 / ND / ME / 043 was also expelled and with an additional clause that he will never be offered admission to the institution, for being in possession of a dangerous weapon and evidence of participation in cultism.
Durojaiye Helen Taiye, an HND II Industrial Design student (2018 / HND / IDD / 007) was found with strange materials unrelated to the particular exam inscribed on her palms and was rusticated for a semester.
The Board, chaired by the rector, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, also approved the result of the first semester of the 2019/2020 Academic Session.
The Rector, who thanked the misconduct committees in the examinations for the meticulous work carried out, said that the Polytechnic will not tolerate any act capable of discrediting him.
He called on students to always be on the side of the law.
He also expressed his satisfaction with the successful completion of the computer-based examinations for the general studies courses, as well as congratulating the electronic examination committee for a job well done.
Dr. Usman further explained that the postponement of the SUG elections, Student Week and the NAKOSS elections until the next session was part of the plans to ensure adequate safety of lives and property on campus.