No fewer than 26 students of the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, have been sanctioned for various offences ranging from academic fraud to other anti-social behaviours.
It was gathered that the resolution to axe the students was reached at the 127th and 128th Senate meetings chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo, on August 30 and October 4, 2023, respectively.
The affected students are from the faculties of Agriculture, Science, Engineering, Arts, Management Sciences and Pharmacy.
A breakdown indicated that three were outrightly expelled, while another three were suspended indefinitely for failure to appear before a properly constituted panel, while 17 others were rusticated.
A statement from the Registrar suspending the students reads in part: “The Senate of the University of Uyo, at its 127th meeting held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, sanctioned nine erring students of the institution to deter other students from misconducts that do not portray the brand of excellence for which the University stands for.
“Three students were rusticated, three sanctioned with indefinite suspension, while another three were expelled from the institution.
“Also, Senate, at its 128th meeting of Wednesday, October 4, 2023, rusticated another 17 erring students and directed that the names of the affected students be punished so as to deter others from such misdemeanours.”