The management of the Lagos State University, LASU, has expelled 69 students over examination malpractice and cultism.
A statement by the school’s Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, CIPPR, on Wednesday said the decision to expel the students was taken during a management meeting of the school.
The statement added that 25 other students had been suspended by the school’s management for various offences bothering on examination misconduct.
“The University Senate on the recommendation of the Committee of Provost, Deans and Directors on Examination Misconduct at its 228th Statutory Meeting held on Thursday, 2nd June, 2016, considered and ratified the expulsion of 69 students and the suspension of 25 others for the 2015/2016 Academic Session,” it said.
Three of the students, Ademola Goloba, Femi Ibraheem and Olajide Oyekoya were expelled for being members of cult groups, especially the Aiye Cult group and for engaging in a brutal fight.
A 300 level Banking and Finance student, Ruth Hunsu was expelled for using someone’s receipt to write examination, while Balogun Isiaka and Olaniyi Sunday both 500 level Political Science students were expelled over impersonation.
Also, Sherifat Giwa from the Philosophy department was expelled for importing prepared examination answer booklet into examination hall, while Kayode Olawunmi, English department was sacked from the school for bringing piece of papers containing relevant information into the examination hall.
More so, Solomon Omotola, Enemoh Ikechukwu, Erinfolami Olanrewaju and Durowoju Tolulope, all from the Political Science department were expelled over offences ranging from bringing micro-chips into examination hall; importing and copying answers from micro-cips, searching for answers on mobile phone and bringing jotted notes into the examination hall
Some others expelled are Oseni Kingsley, Okuno Chukwuma, Okolo Dickson, Olaunde David, Okpanefe Oghenebrame, Elegbede Ola, among others.
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