By Demola Akinyemi
Ilorin â€” The authorities of Al-HikmahUniversity, Ilorin, Kwara State haveÂ expelledÂ eight students from the institution for various acts of misconduct ranging from stealing of laptops, handsets and other valuables in the halls of residence.
Acting Vice Chancellor of the institution, Dr. AbdulRahman Salih, made this known during the 5th matriculation of 514 new intakes, weekend.
He recalled that just two months ago, some other students were rusticated from the university for involving themselves in demonstrations at the female hostel, warning that the institution has zero-tolerance for such anti-social and uncivilised behaviours of students.
Salih said the penalty for any act of misconduct was rustication for one session or outright expulsion from the institution if found guilty.
HeÂ urged the new intakes to make the best use of this golden opportunities given to them to justify the huge investment on them and not to disappoint their parents and guardians.
He notedÂ thatÂ the institution was a conventional university that offered courses in all areas of knowledge such as Arts, Humanities, Management, Pure and Applied Sciences,Â assuring that the universityÂ will continue toÂ do so within the context of the Islamic traditions.
He said students of the institution would be made to appreciate the fact that whatever one does in this world would be accounted for in the hereafter, adding: â€œThey will be made to appreciate the imperative of putting first the fear of Allah and to place the interest of the community above personal interest.â€