University of Abuja expels 46 students over acts of misconduct

Forty-six students have been expelled from the University of Abuja (UniAbuja) for their involvement in various acts of misconduct in breach of their sworn matriculation oath.


The Head, Information and University Relations, Dr Habib Yakoob, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, May 30, said that five other students were rusticated for one semester, the cases of three others involved in sundry offences would be retried, while seven accused persons were exonerated, discharged and acquitted. 

"Senate at its 175th Regular Meeting held on Thursday 27th May 2021, considered the report and recommendations of the Students Disciplinary Committee, and after due diligence, approved the expulsion, rustication, retrial and exoneration of the affected students," the statement reads. 


The expelled students cut across several departments. While 15 of the students were in their 400 level; 20 were in 300 level; eight, 200 level; and three, 100 level.


The affected students have been directed to hand over any University property in their possession, including identity card, to their heads of department and unit. They have also been advised to vacate the campus immediately.

"The University authority wishes to restate its unwavering determination to protecting its values, and strongly warns students to respect and uphold their matriculation oath as they would be held accountable whenever they breach it" the statement added. 

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