Kogi Poly Expels 34 Students Over Exam Misconduct, Cultism, Certificate Forgery

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Kogi State Polytechnic has expelled 34 students over involvement in cultism, certificate forgery and examination malpractices.

In a statement issued by the institution’s head of public relations, Uredo Omale, the Academic Board of Kogi State Polytechnic at its regular meeting, on Thursday, considered reports of various committees and approved the expulsion of 34 students.

According to the Academic Board, the expelled students’ conduct contravened the relevant sections as contained in the students information handbook of the Polytechnic which stipulate penalties for involvement in examination malpractice, certificate forgery and cultism respectively.

The expelled students were from different schools and departments of the institution.

Some of the expelled students were part of the “Examination Magic Centre” syndicate, recently uncovered by the institution at the Sarkin Noma area in Lokoja metropolis.

According to the committee’s report, the ‘magic centre’ was organized by one Ibrahim Ayatu, an HND II student of the Department of Accountancy and one Ayeni Clement, an ex student of the Polytechnic.

The Board approved that Ibrahim Ayatu be expelled from the institution, while Clement Ayeni should be banned from entering the Polytechnic until further notice.

The Academic Board also set up Committee to review the unworthy character of Mr. Clement Ayeni for appropriate decision.

Similarly, one Mr. Ekele Hassan, HND I Industrial Design (Graphics) who is also a staff of the Polytechnic was expelled for being caught with an already answered booklet.

In addition, Alih Kemalu and Isah A. Habib from the Department of Public Administration were expelled for their involvement in cult related activities.

Furthermore, one Nda Zubairu, an HND II student of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology was also expelled for forgery of National Diploma (ND) Statement of Result from the Federal Polytechnic Idah which he used to secure HND admission in the Kogi State Polytechnic.

One Emmanuel Oluwaseun Ojo, HND II student of the Department of Mineral and Petroleum Resources Engineering was also expelled for being in possession of dangerous weapons which he attempted to use against his fellow student.

The names and matriculation numbers of the expelled students are as follows:

1.EKELE HASSAN, 2018/HND/GRA/001

2.NDAH ZUBAIRU, 2017/HSLT/BCM/084

3.ALIH KEMALU, 2018/ND/PAD/1025

4.ISAH A. HABIB, 2018/ND/PAD/1183

  1. EMMANUEL OJO OLUWASEUN, 2017/MRE/HND/006

6.ADAMS MUBARAK SANI, 2018/HND/ACT/148

  1. OGWU SUNDAY, 2018/ND/BUS/1475

8.BALA SUMALLA, 2019/ND/BUS/570

9.ALE OLAYEMI CHRISTIANA, 2019/ND/BUS/468

10.JOHN MOSES (ADBANJI) ADEFUNKE JUMOKE, 2019/ND/BUS/120

  1. ISAIAH GIDEON, 2019/ND/BUS/758
  2. ABRAHAM NWANOKWAI, 2019/ND/BUS/572
  3. ATEDE JOSEPH, 2018/ND/BUS/437

14.EKELE CHARITY OJOCHIDE, 2018/ND/BUS/672

15.USMAN MONDAY PETER, 2018/ND/BUS/464

  1. UMAR ABUBAKAR, 2019/ND/BUS/799

17.MUHAMMAD RUFAI, 2019/ND/BUS/725

18.DANJUMA MUSTAPHA, 2019/ND/PAD/672

19.MICHEL GIDEON OJOCHEGBE, 2018/HND/BUS/687

20.USMAN JULIET, 2018/ND/BUS/438

21.ALIH HUSSENA, 2018/ND/BUS/456

22.BEN JIBRIN OCHIJENU, 2018/ND/BUS/603

23.ADEJOH DANIEL, 2018/ND/BUS/186

  1. TIJANI YUSUFU, 2018/ND/BUS/217
  2. ALIH IBRAHIM, 2019/ND/BUS/124
  3. USMAN HUSSEINI, 2019/ND/BUS/876
  4. SALIFU TENIMU, 2019/ND/BUS/277

28.MATTHEW FAITH, 2018/ND/BUS/834

  1. EJEH FRIDAY, 2018/ND/BUS/391
  2. ATTAH GODWIN, 2018/ND/BUS/2018

31.YAKUBU ALIYU, 2019/ND/BUS/1089

32.MOMOH HARUNA, 2018/ND/BUS/454

33.HUSSEINI NASIRU, 2018/ND/BUS/283

34.ADEMU SULEIMAN, 2018/ND/BUS/946

According to the statement, the academic board also approved the graduation of 959 students from various schools and departments as recommended by the result verification committee.

The Acting Rector, Dr. Salisu Ogbo Usman while congratulating the just graduated students, also urges them to be worthy ambassadors of the institution in their future endeavors.

Dr. Usman added that, Kogi State Polytechnic will not tolerate any negative activities of few individuals within its fold that is capable of tarnishing the hard earned reputation of the institution.


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