The management of the University of Abuja has expelled no fewer than 46 students of the institution over their involvement in various acts of misconduct. This was contained in a statement issued by Dr Habib Yakoob, Head, Information and University Relations, on Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Yakoob said that the misconduct was a breach of their sworn matriculation oath, adding that five other students were rusticated for one semester while the cases of three others involved in sundry offences would be retried, as seven accused persons were exonerated, discharged and acquitted.
According to the statement, the disciplinary measures against the students were taken following the senate’s 175th Regular Meeting held on May 27. In the meeting, the Senate 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.
The affected students cut across several departments, while 15 of the students are in their 400 level, 20 in 300 level, eight in 200 level and three in 100 level. The affected students have been directed to handover any university property in their possession, including identity cards to their heads of departments and units, they have also been advised to vacate the campus immediately.