The Academic Board of Kogi State Polytechnic has expelled 34 students for exam misconduct, cultism and certificate forgery. This was contained in a statement issued by Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the institution, Uredo Omale.
At a meeting held on Thursday, the management considered reports of various committees and approved the expulsion of the 34 students. The expelled students were from different schools and departments of the institution. The board also approved the graduation of 959 students from various schools and departments as recommended by the result verification committee. Some of the expelled students were part of the “Examination Magic Centre” syndicate, recently uncovered by the Institution at the Sarkin Noma area in Lokoja metropolis.
According to the report, the ‘magic centre’ was organized by one Ibrahim Ayatu, a HND II student of the Department of Accountancy and one Ayeni Clement, an ex student of the Polytechnic. The Board approved that Ayatu be expelled from the institution, while Ayeni remains banned from entering the Polytechnic until further notice. Similarly, one Ekele Hassan, HND I Industrial Design (Graphics) who is also a staff of the Polytechnic was expelled for being caught with an already answered booklet.
In addition, Alih Kemalu and Isah Habib from the Department of Public Administration were expelled for their involvement in cultism while Nda Zubairu, a HND II student of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology was also expelled for forgery of National Diploma (ND) Statement of Result from the Federal Polytechnic Idah which he used to secure HND admission into the Kogi State Polytechnic. Emmanuel Oluwaseun Ojo, a HND II student of the Department of Mineral and Petroleum Resources Engineering was also expelled for being in possession of dangerous weapons, which he attempted to use against his fellow student.
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