34 Students of Kogi Poly Expelled On Account, Exam Malpractice, Certificate Forgery and Cultism

The Academic Board of Kogi State Polytechnic has expelled 34 students for exam malpractices, 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 Academic Board of the institution approved the expulsion of the students for their actions which contravened the relevant sections of the Students Information Handbook of the polytechnic. The handbook stipulates penalties for involvement in examination malpractice, certificate forgery and cultism respectively.

Some of the expelled students are said to be part of the “Examination Magic Centre” syndicate, recently uncovered by the institution at the Sarkin Noma area in Lokoja metropolis. It was gathered that the ‘magic centre’ was organised by one Ibrahim Ayatu, a HND II student of the Department of Accountancy and one Clement Ayeni Clement, an ex-student of the polytechnic.

The board also approved the graduation of 959 students from various schools and departments as recommended by the result verification committee.

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 who 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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