The University of Abuja yesterday said it has expelled 54 students of the institution for involvement in examination misconduct.
In a statement yesterday in Abuja by the Deputy Registrar (Information) of the institution, Mr. Waziri Garba, said that the decision to expel the students was approved by the Senate of the University.
It added that the decision followed the recommendations by the central examination misconduct committee the senate set up earlier to investigate the allegations of examination malpractices against the students.
The statement showed that 21 of the expelled students were from the Faculty of Social Science, 16 from Science, 11 from Education while 3 students each were expelled from the Faculties of Law and Management Sciences.
The University, according to the statement, also approved the rustication of 19 students from the institution spanning various academic periods.
The statement said that 14 of the students were rusticated for one academic session while five were rusticated for one semester and to carry over their courses.
The statement reads: “Of those rusticated, seven were from the Faculty of Arts, four from Social Science, three each from the Faculties of Science and Education and two from the Faculty of Management Sciences.”