The Kaduna State University (KASU) said it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018/2019 academic session.
According to NAN, Ahmed Ahmed, the coordinator for Kafanchan campus of the institution, disclosed this on Wednesday.
Ahmed spoke during the 2019/2020 matriculation ceremony for new students in both Kafanchan and Kaduna campuses of the institution.
He revealed that 10 out of the expelled students were from the Kafanchan campus of the institution.
“With the increase in students’ population over the years, comes serious challenges, the most disturbing being the issue of examination malpractices,” he said.
“In the 2018/2019 session alone, about 80 students were expelled from the university for various examination misconducts; of this number, 10 came from the Kafanchan campus.
“This development is sad, given the stiff competition students have had to face in gaining admission into the institution.”
The coordinator reinstated the institution’s zero tolerance for cultism, use of drugs among others, charging the newly admitted students to concentrate on their studies.
Also speaking, Yohanna Tella, deputy vice chancellor (administration), said a total of 4,650 students were formally admitted at the ceremony, with 700 of them in Kafanchan campus.
Tella, who represented Muhammad Tanko, the vice chancellor, at the event, enjoined the students to make the most of their stay at the university.
He also commended the state government for releasing funds to keep the institution running.
Tella, however, called for more support noting inadequate facilities remains one of the major challenges facing the university.
The development further brings to spotlight the scourge of examination malpractice in institutions across the country.
The University of Port Harcourt had recently expelled eight students over alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.
In December last year, the University of Abuja expelled about 100 students and suspended 11 others for their alleged involvment in exam misconduct.