By Ndahi Marama
Damaturu—SIXTEEN students of the College of Administrative and Business Studies, CABS, Potiskum, Yobe State, have been expelled by the school over examination malpractice during 2017 first semester examinations.
Rector of the institution, Mallam Musa Auta, insisted that no amount of threat will make the institution to reverse its decision of expelling the affected students.
“We will not pardon them, we won’t go against the ethics of the examination committee of the College,” Auta said.
Reacting to a petition by the expelled students, Mallam Musa Auta explained that the expulsion followed recommendation of a five-man committee set up by the Academic Board of the College.
According to him, the Committee found some cases of impersonation.
He said 15 students were caught copying from exhibit material, adding that “10 out of the 17 victims appeared before the committee and admitted being guilty.
“Those who felt they are not comfortable with the action are free to go to Court.”
Auta warned that his administration will no longer tolerate examination malpractice and cheating.
His words: “I took an oath to be fair and honest to all irrespective of any inclination in the discharge of my responsibilities; even if my wife or son was caught cheating during examination, disciplinary action will be taken against him or her.”
He disclosed that the saboteurs had made efforts to frustrate any meaningful decision adopted by the school, but the management declined, noting that “we want to maintain a high standard in our academic dealings.”
The Rector further commended Yobe State government for its support, which enabled the college to be accredited by National Board for Technical Education, NBTE.
“Governor Ibrahim Gaidam is doing well in the education sector despite the setback brought about by the terrorists,” Auta added.