Imo State University rusticates 700 students
The Vice Chancellor of Imo State University, Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie disclosed that over 700 students has been rusticated in the last 12 months for alleged examination misconduct .
Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie made this disclosure at the weekend in Owerri while addressing some selected journalist in the state on his one year in office, he said his administration has zero tolerance for examination malpractices.
Professor Awuzie however stated that some staff of the university who were found guilty by disciplinary panels have either being sacked or demoted .
According to him, the university has graduated about 150 medical doctors from the college of medicine of the university.
The former president of academic staff union of universities (ASUU )disclosed that ,the year under view, the university in collaboration with the TET fund research found have sponsored over 25 staff of the university to pursue their master degree and Ph.D programs
He regretted that most of the courses offered by the university have failed to meet the criteria for full accreditation by relevant bodies.
He further disclosed that the university authorities spent part of last year carrying out an audit on the affected courses as well as documenting the requirements in order to ensure that accreditation could be accorded to them.
“The administration has vigorously pursued the timely completion of the faculty of law building to ensure re-present of the faculty for accreditation this year. This could enable us admit the best and brightest law students into our revered citadel of learning for 2014/2015 session.