232 students of the newly renamed Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ebonyi State have been withdrawn from the Institution for poor academic performance.
This was disclosed by Iyke Elom the Public Relations Officer of the Institution.
He noted that another 218 of the students have been sent home by the university management for one year for same reason.
The PRO said Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, the Vice Chancellor, stated this during the 6th matriculation of the institution in which over 2, 000 were matriculated.
The VC noted that the university has no room for indolent students and urged them to take their studies seriously.
His statement reads;
“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 here 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 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.
He equally assured them of a serene and conducive learning environment as the challenges faced by their predecessors have been arrested.