The University of Lagos has announced the expulsion of 57 students for various academic misconducts.
The expulsion which is hinged on the backdrop of a number of academic misconducts, ranging from result forgery and examination malpractice, is deemed to have been effective since the 22nd of December, 2015, through February 18, 2016.
Speaking on the reason behind the number of students expelled, the Deputy Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dr. Oghenekaro Ogbinaka, said that most of the dismissed students are either engaged in examination malpractice or used forged results to gain admission into the institution.
“If you are expelled because of examination misconduct, usually, it has to do with impersonation. That is, bringing in someone to come and sit for an exam for you.
“Once you call someone to come and sit for an exam for you, you have automatically expelled yourself.
“Others are merely due to result forgery. You know, once you’re admitted, we send your WAEC or NECO details to the bodies for confirmation. If they say your result does not tally with the one we have, then you’re expelled,” he explained.
According to the expelled list released from the office of the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Professor Gabriel Olatunde Babawale, the faculty of Social Science topped the list with 19 students, Business Administration, 16; and Education, 6.
Information gathered, however, revealed that the expulsion is not in any way connected to the series of protests by the students’ union government in the past few days.