There has been a report of a mass expulsion of students from the Akanu Ibiam Federal polytechnic Uwana. More than 400 students have been expelled from the Institution following their participation in illegal acts including;
• exam malpractices,
• cult- related offenses
• Fake admission
• fake certificates
According to Dr Francis Otunta, the rector of the federal Polytechnic Ibiam, who disclosed this, during the convocation ceremony of the institution, he said “In a bid to maintain academic excellence, we promote stringent discipline, so that our students reconsider cutting corners during examination, since no short cut is a good one. The structure we have in place also discourages undesirable learner behaviour so that we may enjoy peaceful coexistence as one big team,
where no one is oppressed or marginalised.”
He continued thus; “To achieve this, since I assumed office as the Rector of this premier institution, we have expelled 210 students involved in examination misconduct alone, 230 who got admission with fake or doctored certificates and 19 students for such misdemeanors as fighting, cult-related offences and others, all within my tenure as Rector. Thus, we have sanctioned a total number of 451 students for deviant or antisocial behaviour.”.
He further pleaded with the federal government to enjoin actively in the development of the Akanu Ibiam polytechnic, Uwana by providing substantial funds for the provision of required facilities for the institution.
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