Exam Malpractices : BUK Expels 63 Students, Rusticates 13 Others

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Bayero University Kano, BUK, has expelled 63 students over their involvement in various forms of examination malpractices.
BUK Director, Examinations, Admissions and Records, DEAR, Amina Abdullahi, confirmed this in a statement on Friday, noting that 13 other students were rusticated for a year.
The statement said , the action followed a recommendation earlier submitted by the Senate Committee on Examinations Misconduct and Leakages on August 28 and approved at its 374 meeting.
It said that the expelled students included 10 from the School of Postgraduate Studies, 10 from the School of Continuing Education and 7 each from the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences and Computer Science.
“However, the Faculties of Education and Management Sciences have 6 each and Engineering, FEES and Physical Sciences 4th and 3, respectively.
According to the statement, “The Faculty of Arts and Islamic Studies has 2 expelled students and Faculties of Communication, Allied Health Sciences and Life Sciences have the least number of affected candidates with only one student each.’’
“The following candidates were expelled for being involved in examinations misconduct in accordance with Category 20:17(Ai, iii, iv, v, vi, vii x, xii) General Examinations and Academic Regulations (GEAR) and 3.4.2(Ai – xi) General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies (GRGPS) as the case may be,” said the statement,” the statement added.
“The Senate had also rusticated 13 other candidates for one year or two semesters for their involvement in examination misconduct in accordance with Category 20:17(Bi – Bv) General Examinations and Academic Regulations, GEAR, and 3.4.2(Ai – xi) General Regulations Governing Postgraduate Studies, GRGPS, as the case may be.
“It equally directed that 19 other students be served with written warning letters. The candidates’ actions contravened category 20:17 (Ci-v).
“It instructed that their examinations scripts should be processed accordingly. However, four students were exonerated from any offence as no case was established against them,” the statement said.
The statement further stated that the respective departments of the affected students had been directed to release their results, adding that they are to be graded incomplete in courses indicated against their names.

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