At least 8 students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State were expelled by the Management of the institution for various offences ranging from examination malpractices to gross misconduct. grapevine learnt that the institution  announced the expulsion of eight out of 13 of its students charged with various misconducts including examination malpractices.

The Rector of the institution, Dr. Theresa Akande, who announced this at the weekend during the matriculation of new students, warned the 3,928 new students for the National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma programmes (HND) against engaging in acts capable of truncating their academic career midway.

Dr. Akande urged them to rather avail themselves of “the wide range of opportunities offered by their being in school,” saying: “It is in the interest of your future to protect your name, create a life-long reputation and be a good ambassador of this institution.”

According to her, the institution recently sanctioned 13 students over various offences ranging from examination malpractices to gross misconduct, saying the eight expelled students were caught ‘smuggling of extraneous materials.’

The rector said three of the students were suspended while the remaining two were warned for sundry examination-related offences.

The rector urged the fresh students to see their admission as “an opportunity to aim and attain higher academic laurels and equip yourself for a rewarding future as well as a challenge for you to live a morally upright life despite the pervading decay of the larger society.”

Akande explained that 2,376 of the matriculants were full-time National Diploma (ND) students and 1,552 full-time Higher National Diploma (HND) students for the 2014/2015 academic session, and cautioned that the institution would not hesitate to expel any student found wanting in character and learning.

She assured the students that in order to ensure all round education to prepare them for the future, the institution had put in place specific programmes including entrepreneurship programme, work-study scheme, ICT/IT training and sporting and relaxation facilities.

The rector, who said the polytechnic would continue to strive within the limits of the resources at its disposal to meet the needs of the students by making the environment conducive for serious academic work, cautioned the students against willful damage to the infrastructures and equipment in the classrooms, hostels, laboratories and others.

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