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Bayero University expels 24 students over entry qualifications

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The management of Bayero University Kano (BUK) on Friday expelled 24 seniors from the university for falsifying their entrance qualifications.

University spokeswoman Malam Lamara Garba revealed this in a statement Friday in Kano. According to the statement, his expulsion was approved by the University Senate at its 374th meeting, which was held on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

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He added that another six were removed for presenting false results from their institutions, while another student was expelled for showing a canceled NECO result.

The statement, however, said 18 students would be re-invited to appear before the Senate Committee on Entry Qualification Irregularities, to give them a fair hearing.

He said that the Director of Exams, Admissions, and Records (DEAR), Amina Umar-Abdullahi, had explained that his expulsion followed the approval of the report submitted by the Senate Committee on irregularities in the entry qualification. He added that the action of the expelled students contravenes categories 3.6 and 3.8 (a) of the DEAR.

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A breakdown of the expelled students indicated that ten were from the Faculty of Education, nine from the Faculty of Social and Administrative Sciences, while the Faculties of Law, Agriculture, Science, Engineering and Islamic Arts and Studies had one each.

He said the university would continue to evaluate the credentials of all students to ensure they meet all admission criteria.

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Meanwhile, the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria has granted five years of full accreditation to the university’s degree programs in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.