Two hundred and seventeen students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, have been withdrawn by the academic board of the institution for poor academic performance.
A statement issued by Mrs. Uredo Omale, Head, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the institution, explained that the Academic Board has also withdrawn one Tope Atolagbe, HND II student of the Department of Library Science with Matriculation Number 2017/HND/LIS/134, for tendering forged documents.
According to the statement, the withdrawn students were part of the decisions reached at a meeting of the management held on August 9, 2021, in the institution.
The meeting, chaired by Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, Rector of the polytechnic, also approved examination results of students for the second semester of the 2019/2020 academic session.
It noted that those withdrawn on the grounds of poor Academic Performance are HND I, Public Admin, 13; ND I Public Admin, 157; ND I Accountancy, 31 and HND I Accountancy, 09.
Others are HND II Bus. Admin, 4; HND I, Library and Information Science, 1; ND I Computer Engr, 1 and ND I Urban and Regional Planning, 1.
The statement noted that the board approved the recommendation of the Student Disciplinary Committee finding Atolagbe guilty of conniving with one Gbenga Ayeni Michael (2017/ND/BUS/1032) to forge documents.
The students, according to the statement, were said to have illegally tendered the forged documents to obtain statements of result and used the same to dupe other unsuspecting students.
The board then approved that the result of Gbenga Ayeni Micheal (still at large) be withheld until he appeared before the Disciplinary Committee for interrogation.
The statement explained that the Rector also announced that the Dean, Students Services, Engr. Salawu Salihu Ijiji had been redeployed to Kogi Poly Consults as Director.
In the same vein, Mr. John Friday Otaru, Director of the Poly Consults was made Dean, Students Services in a swap with Ijiji.
Dr Usman thanked the board members for their continued support and charged Heads of Schools, Departments, and Units to always provide dependable leadership at all times.