The Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa has announced the expulsion of 66 students over their alleged involvement in examination malpractices and misconduct.
The Rector of the polytechnic, Abdullahi Hassan, stated this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Nasarawa State.
He said the measure was meant to promote discipline and ensure quality and standard of education in the polytechnic.
Abdullahi explained that the students, who were both regular and part-time, were expelled on the recommendation and approval of the Academic Board of the institution.
“The decision to expel the students was reached and taken after thorough investigation at the special meeting of the board held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the polytechnic.
“The expelled students are, therefore, required to handover all polytechnic property in their possession, including identity card to their Head of Departments and Units with immediate effect.”
Abdullahi assured that his administration would not rest on its oars until examination malpractice and other corrupt practices were eliminated in the institution.
He said that any institution that compromised its ethical values cannot produce good products needed for national development.
The Rector stated that unethical behavior could not thrive where there was a clearly defined code of conduct.