By Kanu Ajah
Arising from its recent academic board meeting on Tuesday September 16, 2014, the management of Cross River State College of Education Akamkpa, has expelled 13 students and rusticated 140 others who were involved in examination malpractice during the second semester of 2012/2013 and first semester 2013/2014 examinations.
This was made known in a statement dated Thursday 18th September, 2014 and signed by the Registrar of the school, Barrister Uno Ogban.
The expelled students are advised by the statement to immediately vacate the premises of the College as they are no more students while the rusticated ones are with effect from September 16th, 2014 barred from participating in any academic activities in the College until the one academic session elapse.
It was also advised that any of the affected students who had already completed his/her examination will have his/her result/certificate withheld or withdrawn depending on the category of the punishment such student falls.
From School of Sciences 37 students were involved: 2 from Chemistry/Integrated Science and Chemistry/Biology were expelled, while Mathematics/Economics 10 students, 4 from Chemistry/Integrated Science, 5 from Physics, 14 from Biology/Integrated Science, and 2 from Physical and Health Education were also rusticated.
In School of Vocational and Technical Education 26 students were rusticated while 22 from Business Education, 3 from Agricultural Education and 1 in Technical Education, were also expelled.
In School of Languages 33 students were involved: 4 expelled, 2 from English/Music, one student from English Double Major and one from English/French. While 10 from English/Social Studies, 7 from English Double Major, 2 from English/History, with English/Christian Religious Studies 4, English/French 2, and 4 from English/Music were rusticated.
School of Education had 21 students: 14 from Primary Education Studies Double Major, 4 from Early Childhood Care Education were rusticated while 3 from Primary Education Studies Double Major were expelled.
School of Arts and Social Sciences was not left out as 52 were involved with 4 expelled; 2 from Economics/Social Studies, 1 from Social Studies/Music and 1 from an unnamed department.
14 Political Science students were rusticated, 17 others were also rusticated from Economics/Social Studies, 4 from Geography/Social Studies, 5 from History/Social Studies, and 8 from Christian Religious Studies/Social Studies.
And the last on the list were 4 freshers in PRE-NCE who were also expelled.
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