- Al-Qalam University, Katsina, expelled 16 students
- The institution also suspended nine other students for a period of two semesters
- The offences committed by the students include forgery, examination malpractice, indecent dressing, immoral behaviour and rudeness, etc.
Al-Qalam University, Katsina, has expelled 16 students for various offences considered as gross misconduct against the rules and regulations governing the institution.
The public relations unit of the institution revealed on Thursday, May 24, in a statement, that the students’ offences ranged from forgery, to examination malpractice, indecent dressing, immoral behaviour and rudeness, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that the Senate of the university approved the expulsion of the 16 students following a report submitted by the Academic Misconduct and Disciplinary Committee.
Apart from the 16 expelled students, nine others were asked to proceed on suspension for a period of two semesters.
The Senate also directed 29 students to repeat two semesters, while two others received warning letters for committing minor offences such as keeping a handbag inside the examination hall.
Cases against nine students could not be established and the Senate exonerated them for lack of evidence to warrant any sanction.
The Senate of the institution, at its recently held 48th meeting, allegedly ratified the committee’s report containing 65 cases in all.
The institution’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mallam Akilu Atiku confirmed the development.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that Fatima Bombom Sani, the best graduating student at the 2015 Call to Bar examination of the Nigerian Law School had been granted academic scholarship to the tune of $93,000 (thirty-three million five hundred seventy-three thousand naira) by the governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.
This was made known at the award ceremony at Government House, Kogi state over the weekend when the governor received Fatima and her relatives, alongside Barrister Natasha Akpoti.
Speaking at the event, the governor lamented a situation where academic excellence has not been given the requisite reward in Nigeria.
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