The Federal University, Lokoja have taken authorities into their arms by expelling 13 final year students, as well as a first-class student who were alleged for the leakage of examination questions which went virile in the institution during the second-semester examination in November last year.
However, all the students are from the Economics Department, it was said that the examination paper was purchased from a driver who works in the department.
Meanwhile, the institution is also investigating some staff to be confederate in the examination question scandal, with a view of imposing appropriate sanctions on those found guilty.
Prof. Angela Freeman Miri, the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, made this known at a press conference.
Although the number of staff involved was not disclosed, she said that anyone found guilty will not be spared.
The VC of the six-year-old university said that the affected students have been given the right of appeal if they are not satisfied with the decision of the University Senate which approved their expulsion.
Miri said that the university had done proper investigation before arriving at the decision.
“No university that is worth its salt will compromise its examination standards; and the Federal University, Lokoja, will not be an exemption,” Prof. Mirri said.
She said the students had the opportunity to defend themselves before a disciplinary committee set up to look into the incident, and that their expulsion was ratified by the 47th Senate of the institution.
“The affected students were invited by the committee for questioning and the investigation committee found them guilty and then recommended them for expulsion,” she noted.