The management of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi Sate, said it expelled 30 students for examination malpractices and forgery of certificates.

The Rector of the institution, Sanusi Gumau, flanked by the Chairman of the Governing Council, Isaac Ogbobula, disclosed this at a press conference held on Sunday.

Gumau said the students were found guilty by the Academic Board of the institution which reported the matter to the Governing Council.

He explained that fourteen of them were expelled for examination malpractice while the remaining sixteen were dismissed for either forging their Senior Secondary School Certificate or their National Diploma Certificate.

Gumau said, “Part of the many decisions we took at the Council meeting was to discuss the cases of students who were, in one way or the other, involved in examination misconduct and they are 14 of them.

“There are also the cases of 16 students for the falsification of either their O’ levels or National Diploma results who are now in the Higher National Diploma. It was discovered that their certificates are not genuine based on the committee that was set up to verify their certificates.

“And based on the information of the ND certificate of where they graduated, they forged it and got admission into this institution. These students were expelled from the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi. These are the disciplinary actions that the Council took.”

Gumau said a lot is being by the management to provide adequate security for the staff and students of the institution despite the recent attacks of schools across the the country.

“There are some issues here I will not disclose and the reason is that one of our staff was recently killed and it was his neighbour that gave a clue. He has been arrested and I don’t want to tell you how but thank God, we got reliable information and we are working on it,” he said.

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