The Federal Polytechnic, Auchi in Edo state has expelled 18 students and rusticated 62 others for several misconducts during the 2016/2017 academic session.
Rector of the school Sanusi Jimah revealed this during the 36th matriculation on Friday.
According to Jimah, the school would not tolerate any of misconduct, warning that “students who present fake credentials to gain admission will not be comfortable here.”
Jimah said: “All the credentials you presented during the registration process will be verified.
“If the credentials are found to be fake, the penalty is expulsion from the Polytechnic.’’
The rector added that 11,173 students made up of 6,318 for National Diploma and 4,855 for Higher National Diploma courses were admitted into the institution for the current session.
“You have come into this institution at a time that management is on a mission for transformation,” he advised the new students.
“This transformation agenda is directed at ensuring that corrupt practices are eliminated in the conduct of academic and other transactions in the polytechnic.
“The management will come down on staff who extort money from students to enhance their examination grades or request gratifications to pass students.”