Kogi Poly withdraws 168 students over poor academics, exonerates 3 on alleged malpractice

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The Academic Board of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, has considered the report of the Central Examination Misconduct Committee and approved the exoneration of three students accused of examination misconduct.

This was part of the far-reaching decisions at the 8th Emergency Board meeting held on Thursday, 14th July, 2022 at the Hall ‘A’ of the main campus.

According to the statement issued by the institution’s Head of Public Relations and Protocol unit, Mrs Uredo Omale, the three students exonerated are Balogun Afeez Tolani (2019/ND/BUS/603), John Timothy (2019/HND/BUS/603) both of the Department of Business Administration and Johnson Lydia Odunayo (2018/ND/PAD/848) of the Department of Public Administration.

Consequently, the Board directed that the suspended results of the three exonerated students be processed immediately and forwarded for express approval.

Meanwhile, the Academic Board has also approved the expulsion of one Yakubu Gowon Zuleihat (2021/ND/PAD/346) of the Department of Public Adminstration over a case of theft.

The duo of Monday Alfa (2019/ND/EE/126) and Omodi Ubile (2019/ND/MEC/063) both of School of Engineering, were also expelled for impersonation during examinations.

In another development, the Board also approved the withdrawal of 168 students from the Polytechnic over poor academic performance in the First Semester of 2021/2022 academic session.

This was approved at the Academic Board’s meeting held on Thursday 28th July, 2022 at the same venue.

The Chairman of the Academic Board and Rector of the Polytechnic, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman, has admonished students to be law-abiding as they resume for the second semester of 2021/2022 Academic Session, promising that no stone would be left unturned in ensuring absolute compliance with the law and order in and around the campuses of the Polytechnic.

While commending members of the Board for their support, the Rector reassured that academic excellence would be sustained in the Institution.

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