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Federal University Of Technology,Minna Rusticates 700 Students

Posted: 06 January, 2017 at 07:10 am
Federal University Of Technology,Minna Rusticates 700 Students
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The Federal University of Technology, Minna Niger State has rusticated about 700 students from the institution base on poor academic performance.

Yesterday, Professor Musbau Akanji, the Vice Chancellor of the Institution disclosed this at the matriculation of students admitted for 2016/2017 academic year, saying that most of the student who are rusticated are first year student who fails to meet the bench mark(1. .5 grade points) set for promotion to the next academic level.

Professor Akanji noted: “At the end of the 2015/2016 academic session, the university expelled about 700 students for various offenses, majority of them are due to low academic performance. We have cancelled Pass degree and this has raised the bar, most of those expelled could not score above 1.5.”

Mr. Akanji declared that the institution has set up a rule to reduce the rate of failure among student which will encourage the teachers from Postgraduate school to instruct the students.

He said: “We have investigated why we have such a high number of failures and we have put in place structures to address the situation one of the mechanism is to engage tutorial teachers from the Postgraduate school.”

During the Student Matriculation, Mr. Akanji urged the candidates to start working hard and be consistent in their studies, saying woefully performance in first semester will hinder them during second semester.

The Vice Chancellor caution the students against engaging in bad behaviour like financial recklessness, examination malpractices, cultism, fighting, theft, assault and illicit drug trafficking, saying that the University has set up a committee against Anti-Social activities to monitor students with anti-social behaviour.

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