University of Abuja expels 46 students for acts of misconduct

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University of Abuja has expelled 46 students for their involvement in various acts of misconduct in breach of the matriculation oath to which they swore.

Confirming the report, Head, Information and University Relations, Dr Habib Yakoob, said five other students were rusticated for one semester.

He said three others involved in sundry offences would be retried, while seven of the accused persons were exonerated, discharged and acquitted.

He said the Senate at its 175th Regular meeting held on Thursday, 27th May 2021, considered the report and recommendations of the Students Disciplinary Committee, and after due diligence, approved the expulsion, rustication, retrial and exoneration of the affected students.

Yakoob said the expelled students cut across several departments.

While 15 of the students were in their 400 level; 20 were in 300 level; eight in 200 level; and three in 100 level.

He said the affected students had been directed to handover any University property in their possession, including identity card, to their heads of department and unit.

Yakoob said they had also been advised to vacate the campus immediately.

He said the University authority restated its unwavering determination to protect its values, and “strongly warns students to respect and uphold their matriculation oath as they would be held accountable whenever they breach it.”

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