No fewer than 700 students of the Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri, Imo State, , were expelled by the management of the institution for poor performance in their academic studies and examination misconduct.
Their expulsion was confirmed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Aloysius Ukachukwu Awuzie.
IMSU Vice Chancellor,Professor Aloysius Ukachukwu Awuzie, who made this announcement while briefing newsmen on achievements of his administration, explained that the affected students were expelled over misconduct and examination malpractice.
Awuzie also disclosed that a panel on disciplinary matters involving staff had also been set up.
According to him, the university had embarked on the procurement of pews to ensure that no student is forced to receive lectures standing and that examination halls are not crowded.
In the last two years, Awuzie disclosed that the institution had graduated about 150 medical doctors from its college of medicine while another 70 are expected to graduate before the end of this month.
On the master plan for the institution, the VC said that he had set in motion the relevant machinery towards the development of the plan, stressing that a comprehensive master plan remains the panacea to the prevalent unfriendly environment that he met upon his appointment as acting VC.
“The advent of the seventh governing council has brought in its wake the commencement of the process for the ethical and moral rebirth within the university community and the process for a comprehensive intellectual values re-engineering among staff and student,” Awuzie said.
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