The University of Lagos has expelled 125 students and suspended 198 students on the grounds of exam malpractice, forged results, academic misconduct, social misconduct, and forged results.
The institution’s Deputy Registrar (Information), Toyin Adebule, confirmed the expulsion and estimation to newsmen in Lagos on Sunday.
Adebule said the university “will soon publish and display the names and photographs of the students in the media’’.
He said the action was in line with the university’s zero tolerance on malpractices and other vices on campus.
“Yes we have published some names on our website and these students will be punished in various degrees, depending on the severity. Last session, a number of students were caught in various forms of malpractices during their examinations.
“Some were found cheating during the examination with “micro sheets” while others were hired as surrogates to write papers for others.
“Others were caught smoking weeds (Marijuana) right in their halls of residence by their colleagues and reported to the university authorities.
“For those who were caught impersonating, writing examinations for others, they will face outright expulsion,’’ Adebule said.
Adebule further noted that the other categories of students, such as those caught with micro sheets and the smokers, would face suspension ranging from two to four semesters.
“In other to get the desired effect of their various punishments, we are planning to publish all their names as well as display their photographs all over the campus in the next one week.
“We shall carry out this measure in all the departments and faculties in the institution. This is to help the university ensure that the affected students will have nowhere to hibernate on campus.
“By doing this, the affected students would know that the university wants to ensure total compliance to the sanction and would not want to be seen anywhere around the campus,’’ he said.
The list of students, along with their offences and sanctions, were published on the university’s website on Sunday.