The Provost of the College of Education, Akamkpa in Cross River State, Professor Anthony Owan Enoh has confirmed that 200 students of the school have been penalized as a result of examination malpractices and other unacceptable behavior.

Prof Enoh said that the students were expelled for various unpardonable acts while 180 others were given various levels of penalty including rustication.

He said: “We have also adopted other stringent measures that checked and scared students from engaging in unethical as well as examination malpractices.
Within this period we were able to sanction 200 students.”

Although the provost did not spell out the offences committed by the students, he however said before his assumption in office, the school was renowned as centre of cultism, beating other tertiary institutions in the state such as University of Calabar and Cross River State University of Technology (CRUTECH).

On sale of handouts, the provost said management has outlawed the practice where teachers gave their lectures as handouts to their students.

“We have directed all college staff, particularly the lecturers, to assembly their manuscripts for different courses they teach into bound monographsor volumes instead of handouts and the school would help encourage students of such subjects to buy them. This way, the work of the lecturers and their names would outlive them andthey would make a neater and acceptable profit.

“Though this innovation was initially met resistance by the lecturers but now they have come to appreciate how neat it has turned out because we compel students to buy the monographs. It has also enhanced the quality of our students.

“At the end of every semester, the proceeds of sales of monographs are either shared by the college or given to the authors/lecturers that compiled his works,” the provost explained.

Prof Enoh also said that students that have several ‘carryovers’ are not allowed to proceed for teaching practice in order to protect the name ofthe school, explaining that they usually have them retake certain courses and exams.

“We would then send them to our in-house primary and secondary schools to practice,”he explained.

The provost also disclosed thatin order to assist indigent students of the school, the authority decided to engage many of them as student-staff on a monthly salary of N5,000 to help maintain the environment or in the many ongoing building projects.

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