YABATECH Expels Six Final Year Students Over Fake Certificates


The Academic Board of the Yaba College of Technology(YABATECH) has expelled six final year students for presenting fake and altered National Diploma (ND) and National Certificate of Education (NCE) results for admission.

This was confirmed in a a circular signed  by the Deputy Registrar of the College, Mrs Taiwo Obadimu, that was made available  to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday March 23.

According to NAN reports, the affected students were in the departments of Food Technology, Mathematics and Integrated Science, Physics Education, Estate Management and Valuation, Industrial Technical Education and Industrial Maintenance Engineering.

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The circular read:

“Their expulsion was approved, having found the students guilty for presenting fake/altered ND/NCE results, as their conduct violated the college’s rules and regulations. The students are advised to hand over all college property, including student identity cards in their possession, to the heads of their department, the Polytechnic Librarian and the Dean of Students’ Affairs, with immediate effect.”

The students of the institution protested the death of a final year student few weeks ago. The student who died just two weeks before her final exams was said to have been admitted at the institution’s medical centre but was not properly attended to, a situation which led to her untimely death.

Yaba College of Technology, or YABATECH, as it is popularly called is Nigeria’s first higher educational institution founded in 1947.

Meanwhile, University of Ibadan expelled eighty (80) students from the institution for poor academic performance.

The Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka, who disclosed this during the 2015/2016 matriculation exercise  said that 28 of the expelled students came from the sciences, while 20 came from Agriculture and Forestry department. Arts produced 13 of them, Basic Medical Sciences 1, Public Health 1, Social Sciences 6, Education 4, Technology 5, and Veterinary Medicine 2.

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