The management of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja has expelled 196 students for poor academic performance.
This was disclosed by the Rector of the institution, Dr Salisu Ogbo Usman, at the end of an emergency meeting of the Academic Board of the institution.
He decried the high turnover of students expulsion from the institution due mainly to poor academic performance.
The Rector used the opportunity to advised students of the institution to avoid distractions and remain committed to their academic pursuit as they prepare for the 2021/2022 first semester examinations which started today, Monday 16 May, 2022.
He said the Polytechnic management was committed to making the teaching and learning environment conducive for both staff and students.
He added that students’ good academic performance is a direct result of dedication and hard work achieved under a conducive learning atmosphere that the Institution has put in place.
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He, therefore, urged students to be diligent in their studies and graduate as planned.
The Rector reiterated that the administration would continue to put in place necessary measures and sustainable quality assurance in the Institution.
Meanwhile, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) have began its two weeks warning strike today, May 16, 2022.
The union said the decision became imperative following the failure of the government to implement the Memorandum of Action (MoA) signed in June, 2021, which informed the suspension of its two-month strike at the time.
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