Kogi State University, Ayangba, has expelled 68 students for examination malpractice and poor academic performance, according to a statement.
The statement, issued by the Registrar of the university, Dr Yakubu Abubakar in Lokoja on Sunday, said 19 of the affected students were expelled for various examination misconduct and 49 others withdrawn for poor academic performance.
Abubakar noted that some students also had their admission withdrawn for failure to register within the stipulated period and wrong entry requirements and that the affected students cut across all the faculties.
He stated that Prof. Mohammed Abdulkadir had been appointed the new Vice Chancellor of the university to take over from Prof. Hassan Isah, whose tenure expired on Oct. 12.
He added that Abdulkadir had since resumed duty, noting that until his appointment, he was a professor of economic history from Bayero University, Kano.
The registrar stated that while taking over from his predecessor, the new vice chancellor promised to run an inclusive and consultative administration and appealed to stakeholders to join hands with him in moving the school forward.
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