Kogi State Polytechnic expels 25 students

Kogi State Polytechnic expels 25 students

- Twenty-five students of the Kogi State Polytechnic have been expelled for their alleged involvement in various forms of examination malpractice

- The disclosure was made by the spokesperson for the institution, Uredo Omale

- Omale said the decision to expel the students was taken by the governing board of the polytechnic

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Twenty-five students of the Kogi State Polytechnic have been expelled for their alleged involvement in various forms of examination malpractice.

The spokesperson for the institution, Uredo Omale in a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, August 15, said the decision was taken by the governing board of the polytechnic.

Kogi State Polytechnic expels 25 students

Kogi State Polytechnic expels 25 students over examination malpractice. Photo credits: Irukkanews.com
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Omale explained that the decision is in line with the recommendation of the students examination malpractice committee.

She disclosed that the expelled students were found guilty of various forms of examination misconduct during the second-semester examination for the 2018/2019 academic session.

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Meanwhile, the federal government has said it is making efforts to resolve the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

The minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwjiuba made the statement on Thursday, August 14, at the presidential task force COVID-19 briefing, The Tribune reported

He expressed optimism that there would be compromise before the resumption of universities.

In a related report, the federal government on Thursday, August 13, gave an update on when all schools across the country would be fully reopened for academic activities.

Legit.ng reports that the minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said during the daily briefing on COVID-19 that once the PTF assesses all the data, it would inform Nigerians when it is safe to reopen schools.

The minister also noted that the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is still on strike which was started before the lockdown in March.

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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said that presidents, prime ministers and other top personalities have contracted COVID-19.

In another news report, days after Professor Theophilus Omotunde Soyombo was appointed to take the place Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the acting vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the new leader of the school has spoken.

Soyombo told journalists on Friday, August 14, in Lagos that he has resumed as the boss of the famous academic institution already, Vanguard reported.

The new acting VC said that he has resumed duty because according to the letter of appointment sent to him, he is expected to assume office immediately.

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