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Polytechnic expels 26, rusticates 22 students

29 January 2014, 16:11

Owerri - The Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri,on Tuesday said it expelled 26 students and rusticated 22 others for one academic session.

This information is contained in a statement issued by its Registrar, Matthew Aligbe in Owerri.

Aligbe said that the students were found guilty of examination misconduct during the First Semester of 2012/2013 academic session by the Disciplinary Panel set up by the School authorities.

He explained that 54 students appeared before the disciplinary panel, one of the students was asked to retake some courses while five students were exonerated from any misconduct after thorough investigations.

The registrar said that the polytechnic would not in any way compromise its high academic standard, adding that the students who displayed acts of misconduct would not be tolerated.

Aligbe urged the management of other tertiary institutions as well as members of the public to take note of the details of the affected students posted in the school’s website.

-  NAN

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