UNILAG rusticates 198, expels 125 students

The University of Lagos has rusticated 198 students and expelled 125 others.

The affected students were dismissed for various offences including examination malpractice.

According to the institution’s Deputy Registrar (Information), Mr Toyin Adebule, who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday, the action was in line with the university’s zero tolerance on malpractices and other vices in campus.

Adebule said the university “will soon publish and display the names and photographs of the students in the media.

“Yes we have published some names on our website and these students will be punished in various degrees, depending on the severity.

“Last session, a number of students were caught in various forms of malpractices during their examinations.

“Some were found cheating during the examination with “micro sheets” while others were hired as surrogates to write papers for others.

“Others were caught smoking weeds (Marijuana) right in their halls of residence by their colleagues and reported to the university authorities.

“For those who were caught impersonating, writing examinations for others, they will face outright expulsion,’’ Adebule said.

Speaking further, Adebule said other categories of students, such as those caught with micro sheets and the smokers, would face suspension ranging from two to four semesters.

“In other to get the desired effect of their various punishments, we are planning to publish all their names as well as display their photographs all over the campus in the next one week.

“We shall carry out this measure in all the departments and faculties in the institution.

“This is to help the university ensure that the affected students will have nowhere to hibernate on campus.”

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