FUT Minna expels 700 students

The Federal University of Technology , Minna , has expelled 700 students for various offences ranging from bad behaviour to poor academic performance in the 2015 /2016 academic session .
The institution ’ s vice- chancellor, Prof . Musbau Akanji, revealed this on Thursday during the 30 th matriculation ceremony of the university in Minna .
The institution matriculated 5 , 141 students for the 2016 / 2017 academic session .
Akanji said the majority of the students were expelled due to low academic performance and anti -social behaviour .
According to him , the university has cancelled the practice of awarding pass mark for first degree courses, while the score has been raised . Consequently , most of those expelled did not score above 1 . 5 out of a possible GPA of 5 . 0 .
He said the university hopes to reduce the high rate of failures recorded last year , adding that tutorial lecturers from the Postgraduate School would be engaged to assist the students .
“ We have investigated high number of failures and have put in place structures to address such, ” he said .
The vice- chancellor, however , advised the matriculated students to be committed to their studies to achieve academic excellence .
He enjoined the students to shun examination malpractice, cultism , theft , and illicit drug use ; adding that the university had set up the Committee Against Anti - Social Activities to monitor students who engage in anti - social behaviour . ( NAN )

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