The University of Lagos, UNILAG, has ordered the immediate expulsion of 125 students of the institution for allege forgery and academic misconduct.
Authorities of the school also suspended 198 students over various offences including examination malpractice, academic and social misconduct.
A list of the over 300 affected students was published on the school’s website on Sunday afternoon.
UNILAG’s Deputy Registrar in charge of information, Toyin Adebule, says beyond the list posted on the institution’s website, the names and photographs of the affected students will soon be published in the media and pasted in different areas of the school.
He added that UNILAG’s action aligns with its commitment to rid the school of all forms malpractices and vices.
According to him, the penalties meted out to the students were based on the severity of the offences. Some of those rusticated were caught smoking Marijuana on campus, while others were engaged in various forms of misdemeanor.
The offences of those expelled were mainly for forged results while the rest were for academic misconduct.
Mr. Adebule said some of the affected students were caught impersonating, writing examinations for others, while others were caught with ‘micro-chips’ during examinations.
He urged the remaining students of the institution currently writing exams to abide by the rules and regulations of UNILAG. He said such rules and regulations were usually accompanied by various sanctions for defaulters.
Mr. Adebule, however, insists that this rustication and expulsion of these students had nothing to do with the recent students’ riot.
Last month, some students were rusticated from the school after carrying out a peaceful demonstration, over what they termed an alleged violation of their rights by the school’s authority.
The protest resulted from the suspension of members of the students’ union and the rustication of a student, Adeyeye Olorunfemi, from the Department of Environmental Sciences, for criticizing the school management.