The University of Lagos Authorities has expelled 125 students and rusticated 198 others for several offenses, ranging from examination malpractices to misconduct during the last academic session.
The complete list of the affected students was published on Sunday on the school’s website.
Confirming the development to reporters in Lagos on Sunday, Mr. Toyin Adebule, the school’s Deputy Registrar (Information), said that the university “will soon publish and display the names and photographs of the students in the media’’.
He stated that the school authority was acting in line with the university’s zero tolerance on malpractices and other vices in the campus.
“Yes we have published some names on our website and these students will be punished in various degrees, depending on the severity.
“Last session, a number of students were caught in various forms of malpractices during their examinations.
“Some were found cheating during the examination with “micro sheets” while others were hired as surrogates to write papers for others.
“Others were caught smoking weeds (Marijuana) right in their halls of residence by their colleagues and reported to the university authorities.
“For those who were caught impersonating, writing examinations for others, they will face outright expulsion,’’ Adebule said.
Adebule said the other categories of students, i.e. those caught with micro sheets and the smokers would face suspension ranging from two to four semesters.
“In other to get the desired effect of their various punishments, we are planning to publish all their names as well as display their photographs all over the campus in the next one week.
“We shall carry out this measure in all the departments and faculties in the institution.
“This is to help the university ensure that the affected students will have nowhere to hibernate on campus.
“By doing this, the affected students would know that the university wants to ensure total compliance to the sanction and would not want to be seen anywhere around the campus,’’ he said.
He revealed that the University had taken it as a point of duty to make available the rules and regulations for the students to abide by before examinations as various sanctions for defaulters usually followed every examination.
Adebule stated that the University Authority would carry on with its effort of sustaining set standards and best practices as found in other top universities around the world.
He, however, clarified that this development had nothing to do with those involved in the recent students’ riot.