As penalties for examination malpractice, authorities of the University of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, says it has expelled 100 students.
Out of the 100, 72 are undergraduates and 28 are postgraduate students.
The institution’s spokesman, Dr Habib Yakoob, confirmed the development and said the university’s Senate, after due diligence, approved the disciplinary measures.
In addition, five undergraduate students were rusticated for one academic session; three others rusticated for a semester, while another three were acquitted of offences leveled against them.
“Among the undergraduate students expelled, 27 were in 400 Level; 19 in 300 Level, 16 in 200 Level, two students in 100 Level, while five others were in their 5th, 6th, and 7th sessions.
“The breakdown also shows that 47 of the expelled students were from Faculty of Science, 23 from Faculty of Management Sciences, 20 from Faculty of Social Sciences, while 10 others cut across various Faculties,” he said.