University of Abuja has expelled not less than 46 students of the institution over various offences.
This is contained in a statement released by the institution’s head of public relations, Habeeb Yakoob, on Sunday.
He said the development is coming after the affected students’ breached the matriculation oath they sworn.
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.”