8th December, 2022
By Jethro Ibileke
The Management of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, has confirmed the expulsion of 40 students over falsification of results and deficiency at the point of entry into some programmes at the institution.
The management disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement published in the news bulletin of the Information and Public Relations Unit of the institution.
The head of the unit, Mrs. Adebola Ogunboyowa, who signed the statement, said the students were expelled following the outcome of the regular verification exercise for 2020/2021 academic session.
According to him, the expelled students cut across different departments in the polytechnic.
The affected students, he said, were involved in forgery and falsification of results to gain admission into National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes.
She added that the Rector of the institution, Dr Salisu Umar, had proposed 12 new programmes to commence in 2022/2023 academic session.
The new programmes are: Printing Technology, Welding and Fabrication Technology, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Library and Information Science Taxation, Leisure, Tourism Management Technology and Social Development.
Others are Microfinance and Enterprise Development, Computer Engineering Technology, Economics and Development Studies, Agricultural Extension and Management and Crop Production Technology.
Ogunboyowa added that the idea was in line with the Rector’s commitment to reposition the polytechnic and make it enviable in the nation and beyond.
She said: “In pursuit of the Rector’s vision, 12 new programmes at both National Diploma and Higher National Diploma are proposed for resource inspection by National Board for Technical Education (NABTE).
“Ten of the proposed programmes are ND level while two are at HND level.”