Varsity axes 26 students for crimes, misconduct

By Nudoiba Ojen

The authorities of University of Uyo (UNIUYO), Akwa Ibom State, have slammed sanctions including expulsion, rustication and indefinite suspension on 26 students over various crimes including academic frauds and behaviours which impinge negatively on the image of the institution.

The institution’s Senate took the decision at its127th and 128th meetings held on August 30 and October 4, 2023 and chaired by the vice chancellor, Prof Nyaudoh Ndaeyo.

Three of the students were expelled and three suspended indefinitely for failure to appear before a properly constituted panel, while 20 others were rusticated.

The affected students are drawn from the Faculties of Agriculture, Science, Engineering, Arts, Management Sciences and Pharmacy.

According to a statement from the Office of the Registrar, “The Senate of the University of Uyo, at its 127th meeting held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, sanctioned nine erring students of the institution to deter other students from misconducts that do not portray the brand of excellence for which the university stands for.

“Three students were rusticated, three sanctioned with indefinite suspension, while another three were expelled from the institution.

“Also, the Senate at its 128th meeting of Wednesday, October 4, 2023, rusticated another 17 erring students and directed that names of the affected students be published so as to deter others from such misdemeanour,” the statement from the registrar stressed.

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