By Chris Nomjov
About 68 undergraduates have been expelled from Kogi State University, Ayangba, by the management. The students were indefinitely suspended on grounds of examination malpractice and poor academic performance, according to a statement from the institution.
According to the statement, issued by the Registrar of the university, Yakubu Abubakar, in Lokoja on Sunday, said 19 of the affected students were expelled for various examination misconduct and 49 others withdrawn for poor academic performance.
Mr. Abubakar noted that some students also had their admission withdrawn for failure to register within the stipulated period and wrong entry requirements and that the affected students cut across all the faculties.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports also revealed that Prof. Mohammed Abdulkadir has been appointed the new Vice Chancellor of the university to take over from Prof. Hassan Isah, whose tenure expired on October 12.
The statement further revealed that that Mr. Abdulkadir had since resumed duty, noting that until his appointment, he was a professor of economic history from Bayero University, Kano.
The registrar stated that while taking over from his predecessor, the new vice chancellor promised to run an inclusive and consultative administration and appealed to stakeholders to join hands with him in moving the school forward.
As at the time of filing this report, there has been no reaction from any of the affected students.