University of Abuja (UniAbuja) has expelled at least 46 students over various misconducts.
Habib Yakoob, the institution’s head of public relations, announced the development in a statement on Sunday.
He said the sanction followed the affected students’ breach of their sworn matriculation oath.
Yakoob said this came as the varsity’s senate, on May 27, considered the report and recommendations of its disciplinary committee and subsequently approved the expulsion, rustication, retrial, and exoneration of the affected students.
The spokesman said five students were rusticated for a semester while the cases of three others involved in sundry offences would be retried. Yakoob stated that seven accused persons were exonerated, discharged, and acquitted.
He said: “The expelled students cut across several departments, while 15 of the students are in their 400 level, 20 in 300 level, eight in 200 level and three in 100 level.
“The affected students have been directed to hand over any university property in their possession, including ID cards to their heads of departments and units, they have also been advised to vacate the campus immediately.
“The university authority wishes to restate its unwavering determination to protect its values and strongly warns students to respect and uphold their matriculation oath as they will be held accountable whenever they breach it.”
Earlier, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had listed UniAbuja among tertiary institutions guilty of issuing admission without recourse to its central admissions processing system (CAPS).