By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja.

Academic Board of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja has withdrawn 185 students for poor academic performance and expelled 14 others over examination misconduct during the HND I and ND I, Second Semester 2021/2022 Academic Session examinations.

A statement from the institution signed by Mrs Uredo Omale, Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit on Friday in Lokoja said that the affected students were from various Schools and Departments of the Polytechnic.

It said that the development followed the Academic Board’s consideration and approval of results for HND I and ND I Second Semester 2021/2022 Academic Session examinations.

The statement said that the Board, led by its chairman and Rector of the institution, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman approved the report of the Results Verification Committee as submitted by its chairman and Deputy Rector, Dr Kehinde Felix Lamidi.

Dr Usman assured that the results for the graduating HND II and ND II would be approved and released in due course and commended members of the Results Verification Committee for the due diligence as he charged them to maintain the zeal.

The board frowned at the dismal performance of students falling below academic standard in spite of provision of conducive atmosphere for learning.

He charged the unaffected students to redouble their efforts and be more focused in their academic pursuits.

Meanwhile, the board has also approved the expulsion of fourteen (14) students from the Polytechnic on account of examination misconduct and related offences.

The Board approved the expulsion having been satisfied with the report of the Central Examination Misconduct Committee led by Mrs. Grace Ehimony.

Other decisions reached by the Board on Examination Misconduct cases include the exoneration of two written warnings to two students and three students to be rusticated for one semester.

The statement further said that
17 students were asked to carry over courses they were charged with in sundry offences.

The Rector commended the Board’s Central Examination Misconduct committee and those of Schools and Departments for a thorough job.

Dr Usman however, called for synergy among the committees to enable them to make decisive resolutions capable of raising the quality of teaching and learning in the Polytechnic.

He equally reassured the Polytechnic community of the Board and Management’s continued resolve to make reforms that would be beneficial to all stakeholders identified with the institution.

Meanwhile, the affected students have been charged to submit all the Polytechnic properties in their custody including their Identity cards to the Security unit before exiting the institution. (Ends)

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