No less than 700 students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, has been expelled.
Their offences range from bad behaviour to poor academic performance in the 2015/2016 academic session.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Musbau Akanji, who made the disclosure on Thursday during the 30th matriculation ceremony of the University, said 5,141 new students were accepted for the 2016/2017 academic session.
Akanji noted that FUT Minna had cancelled the practice of awarding pass mark for first degree courses.
“Most of those expelled did not score above 1.5 out of a possible GPA of 5.0.”
He said the university hoped to reduce the high rate of failures recorded last year, adding that tutorial lecturers from the Postgraduate School would be engaged to assist the students.
“We have investigated high number of failures and have put in place structures to address such”, he stated.
The vice-chancellor, however, advised the new students to be committed to their studies to achieve academic excellence.
He warned the students to shun examination malpractice, cultism, theft, and illicit drug use.
Meanwhile, FUT Minna has set up the Committee Against Anti-Social Activities to monitor students who engage in anti-social behaviour.
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