The management of Kogi State Polytechnic has expelled 25 students for their involvement in various forms of examination malpractice.
Uredo Omale, the institution’s head, public relations and protocol unit, broke the news of their expulsion in a statement on Saturday in Lokoja.
According to NAN, Omale said the decision was taken at the meeting of the institution’s governing board on August 13.
She said the decision is in line with the recommendation of the students’ examination malpractice committee.
The spokesperson disclosed that the students were found guilty of various forms of examination misconduct during the second-semester examination for the 2018/2019 academic session.
Omale said that the board had during the meeting also approved backlog of results across all schools, beginning from the 2016/2017 academic session.
”The meeting also considered and approved the establishment of the School of Agricultural Technology at the Itakpe campus of the Polytechnic,” she said.
She said that the newly-approved school would commence academic activities with national diploma (ND) programmes in the 2020/2021 session.
”It will offer programmes such as Animal Health and Production Technology, Agriculture and Bio-enviromental Technology, Horticultural Technology and Agricultural Technology,” Omale said.
She further stated that the board also approved the constitution of three committees to handle pressing academic and disciplinary issues.
They include: committees for result verification to be chaired by Lamidi Kehinde, the deputy rector; the central examination misconduct committee to be chaired by Stephen Rowland of the school of general studies; and the student disciplinary committee to be chaired by Ruth Haruna, the director of academic planning.