… as 218 bags one year suspension
By Egbo Grace Abakaliki
The Council of Alex Ekwueme Federal University has announced the withdrawal of 232 students for poor academic performance. This was made know by the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Prof Ndo Chinedum Nwajiuba during the institution’s 6th matriculation ceremony.
The Vice-chancellor of the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba, has urged students to take their studies serious, focus on the main purpose for coming to the university as there will be no room for indolent students in the campus.
The vice Chancellor gave the advise when the school authority withdrawn two Hundred and thirty two students for poor performance and including two hundred and eighteen withdrawn for one year during the University 6th matriculation were over 2, 000 were matriculated during the weekend.
“It is painful to note that of the 1,750 students that we admitted in the 2016/17 session, about 232 were asked to withdraw and another 218 sent home for a year at the end of the session for reasons of poor academic performance.
“We expect this set to be different. To be different, you have to focus on the main purpose for your coming to FUNAI. You are here simply to study. Every other thing is secondary. Work hard and behave well, and you will be successful. In the university you must pass every course you register. This is not a secondary school where you may fail a subject and still move on. I reiterate, you must pass every course you register. You must also attend lectures as attendance to lectures is a prerequisite to sit for examinations, “he charged the students .
Nwajuba further stressed that, out of more than 12,000 applicants who made the University their first choice institution in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination only over 2,000 were admitted to study in the University after going through its Post-UTME test and meeting the other requisite admission criteria.
He enjoined the students to work hard in their studies by attending lectures, doing their assignments and participating actively in all their academic activities to avoid the consequences of academic failure.
He also charged the students to shun social vices, the vice-chancellor maintained that the university has zero tolerance to cultism, examination malpractices, sorting, sexual harassment, indecent dressing, stealing and other unwholesome behaviours, warning that culprits would be fished out and sent home. He also informed them that the foundation of the university was built on excellence and integrity, adding that lecturers are not allowed to sell hand-outs while recommended books were only to be purchased in the university bookshop. He equally assured them of a serene and conducive learning environment as the challenges faced by their predecessors have been arrested.