The University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Senate has on Tuesday announced the expulsion of six students of the institution for various offences committed.
An official bulletin of the university made available to the NAN in Port Harcourt revealed that the offences included examination malpractice and incitement.
The bulletin also stated that the school’s decision to expel the students was taken at the 432nd Senate meeting of the university held on Thursday.
It added that a male postgraduate student from the Department of Educational Management was rusticated for allegedly damaging the image of the university.
“The student was also rusticated for incitement against a staff for enforcing the no-hawking policy of the institution,” it read.
“Senate also approved the expulsion of a female student of the College of Health Sciences, who having previously failed-out from her Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) programme, inexplicably continued her study.
“Staff suspected to have been complicit in the scam are being questioned by the Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee to ascertain their level of culpability,” the bulletin read in part.
Also, four students in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences were expelled for examination malpractice during the university’s 2015/2016 second semester examination.
The members of staff were not left out in the discipline as seven members of staff of the institution were suspended indefinitely over their alleged involvement in pulling down a building under construction in the university campus.
“The suspended officers have already been placed on half pay which shall last throughout the period of their interdiction,” it stated.