No fewer than 24 students of Bayero University (BUK) Kano, mostly in their final year level were expelled from the university for falsification of their entry qualifications.
The spokesperson for the university, Malam Lamara Garba disclosed this in a statement in Kano on Friday.
According to the statement, their expulsion was approved by the Senate of the University at its 374th meeting which was held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
It added that six others were withdrawn for presenting fake results from their institutions while another student was withdrawn for presenting a cancelled NECO result.
The statement, however, said 18 students would be re-invited to appear before the Senate Committee on Entry Qualification Irregularities, to give them fair hearing.
It said that the Director, Examinations, Admissions and Records (DEAR), Amina Umar-Abdullahi, had explained that their expulsion followed the adoption of the report submitted by the Senate Committee on Entry Qualification Irregularities.
It added that the action of the expelled students contravened category 3.6 and 3.8(a) of the DEAR.
A breakdown of the expelled students indicated that 10 were of the Faculty of Education, nine from Faculty of Social and Management Sciences while Faculties of Law, Agriculture, Science, Engineering and Arts and Islamic Studies had one each.
It said that the university would continue to screen the credentials of all students to ensure that they meet all criteria for admission.
Meanwhile, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria has given five years full accreditation the university’s degree programmes in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.
COVID-19: Final year students may write exams in July; bars, clubs and gym remain closed
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday said final year students in its tertiary institutions may write their examination in July as the Federal Government begins the second phase of the gradual easing of restrictions placed on Nigerians over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Chairman of the task force and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who disclosed this at the PTF press briefing in Abuja, said the reopening of churches and mosques would be based on guidelines issued by the task force and protocols agreed on by states.
But the Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, noted that while markets would be opened and artisans could run their business, street hawking was prohibited.
Schools remain closed, final year students to prepare for exams
“All schools to remain closed until further evaluation. The Federal Ministry of Education is instructed to work with schools to start the process of preparing students that require exiting exams, to allow them to take exams early in the next phase of the lifting of the lockdown. But for the moment, schools are to remain closed.
“I have already mentioned places of worship. Restricted opening will apply subject to the guidelines issued by the PTF as well as the protocols agreed by respective state governments, working with religious leaders.
“Recreational parks and communal sports to remain closed until further evaluation.
He said for funerals, the task force was limiting the crowd to 20 people including family, with physical distancing adhered to, as well as hand washing.
COVID-19: BOWEN commences semester exam online
The Vice-Chancellor of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State, Professor Joshua Ogunwole, has said the institution has commenced second-semester examination for students through the school online platform.
Professor Ogunwole noted that the Second Semester examination of 2019/2020 will be phased saying that the first phase which is virtual is to start on Monday 1st of June 2020.
A statement by the school Head of Information, Protocol and Public Relations, Mr Toba Adaramola, said the VC tasked the students to take time to carefully read the guidelines for the Online Examination as published on the University website.
The VC advised that students should not allow distractions and interference during the online examination and Parents should limit their meddling during the period. He noted that students who have not paid tuition fee will not participate in the online exam but will do so at a later date when they do the needful.
He said, “Students are reminded that the university has zero-tolerance for examination malpractices and irregularities and are further asked not to block the cameras of their computers while the examination is ongoing.”
He equally tasked parents and guardians to join in praying for their wards during the period.
It could be recalled that the University has since March 2020 given directive to Academic staff to be active online for effective teaching through the upload of teaching materials and real-time interaction with the students using the Bowen Smart School Hub (SSHUB), a platform designed for robust learning interaction.
FG dissolves governing councils of UNIPORT, Maritime University
The Federal Government on Thursday dissolved the Governing Councils of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko in Bayelsa State.
A statement by Mr. Ben Goong, a director in the Office of the Honourable Minister of Education, made this known in Abuja.
Goong quoted the Minister, Adamu Adamu as saying the dissolution of the Governing Councils was with immediate effect.
Adamu thanked members of the Governing Councils for their service to the institutions and wished them success in their future endeavors.
According to reports, the University of Port Harcourt governing council was inaugurated by the minister of education on Jan. 18, 2017 while that of Maritime University, Okerenkoko was inaugurated on March 22, 2018.
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