700 students have been expelled from the Federal University of
Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA) for various offences ranging from bad
behaviour to poor academic performance in the 2015/2016 academic
vice chancellor of the institution, Prof. Musbau Akanji, revealed this
on Thursday during the 30th matriculation ceremony of the university in
Akanji said the majority of the students were expelled due to low academic performance and anti-social behaviour.
to him, the university has cancelled the practice of awarding pass mark
for first degree courses, while the score has been raised.
Consequently, most of those expelled did not score above 1.5 out of a
possible GPA of 5.0.
He said the university hopes to reduce the
high rate of failures recorded last year, adding that tutorial lecturers
from the Postgraduate School would be engaged to assist the students.
vice-chancellor, however, advised the matriculated students as well as
all the students to be committed to their studies, urging them to shun
examination malpractice, cultism, theft, and illicit drug use, adding
that the university had set up the Committee against Anti-Social
Activities to monitor students who engage in anti-social behaviour.
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