Kogi polytechnic says it has expelled 25 students stating their involvement in different forms of examination malpractice as reason.
The Kogi state polytechnic management this in a statement issued to News Agency of Nigeria by its Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Mrs. Uredo Omale, on Saturday in Lokoja.
Uredo Omale said the decision was made at the meeting of the institution’s Governing Board held on August 13
According to her, the decision that was made was in line with the recommendation of the Students Examination Malpractice Committee.
The spokesperson said that the board had approved backlog of results during the meeting also across all schools, beginning from the 2016/2017 academic session.
“The meeting also considered and approved the establishment of the School of Agricultural Technology at the Itakpe campus of the Polytechnic,” she said.
She mentioned that the school that was newly-approved would commence academic activities with National Diploma (ND) programmes in the 2020/2021 Session.
“It will offer programmes such as Animal Health and Production Technology, Agriculture and Bio-enviromental Technology, Horticultural Technology and Agricultural Technology,” Omale said.
She further stated that the board also approved the constitution of three committees to handle academic and disciplinary issues.
They are: Committees for Result Verification to be chaired by the Deputy Rector, Dr. Lamidi Kehinde; the Central Examination Misconduct Committee, with Mr. Stephen Rowland of the School of General Studies as Chairman; and the Student Disciplinary Committee to be chaired by the Director of Academic Planning, Mrs. Ruth Haruna.