By Abdallah el-Kurebe
Sokoto — The Polytechnic of Sokoto State has dismissed 77 students for exam malpractices.
A statement signed on Monday by the Rector of the Polytechnic, Prof. Bashir Garba, a copy of which was made available to Vanguard in Sokoto, explained that the Academic Board of the institution had approved the dismissal of the affected students.
According to the Rector, “about 202 students had their semester cancelled while examination papers of 44 others were also cancelled,” he said adding, “at least 23 students were discharged and cleared of any malpractice.”
“Some of the offenses include entering the exam hall with note books, copying answers from fellow students and exchange of exam booklets and the inability of the affected students to appear before the Examination Malpra-ctice Committee,” he pointed out.