The authorities of Auchi Polytechnic in Edo State have announced the expulsion of 40 students over result falsification and deficiency at the point of entry into some programmes at the institution.
This was disclosed in a release obtained from the Information and Public Relations Unit of the poly on Wednesday. It was signed by Adebola Ogunboyowa (Mrs). It explained that the students were expelled sequel to the outcome of the regular verification exercise for the 2020/2021 academic session.
It was gathered that the affected students were involved in forgery and falsification of their results to gain admission into the National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes.
The affected students are spread across different departments, the release added.
In another development, the rector of the institution, Dr Salisu Umar, has announced the commencement of 12 new programmes to commence in the 2022/2023 academic session.
The proposed programmes are Printing Technology, Welding and Fabrication Technology, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Library and Information Science, Taxation, Leisure, Tourism Management Technology, Social Development, Microfinance and Enterprise Development, Computer Engineering Technology, Economics and Development Studies, Agricultural Extension and Management and Crop Production Technology.
A release from the institution said the idea was in tandem with the rector’s commitment to reposition the polytechnic.
“In pursuit of the rector’s vision, 12 new programmes at both National Diploma and Higher National Diploma are proposed for resource inspection by National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
“Ten of the proposed programmes are for the ND level while two are at HND level,” Ogunboyowa said.