No fewer than 366 students of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, were expelled by the management of the institution for poor performance in their academic studies.
Their expulsion was confirmed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Barineme Fakae.
RSUST Vice Chancellor, Professor Barineme Fakae, who made this announcement on Wednesday at the 33rd Matriculation ceremony of the university, explained that the affected students could not meet the minimum standard required by the institution.
He pointed out that the expelled students could not make the Cumulative Grade Point Average of 1.00 and were withdrawn from the university at the end of the 2013/2014 session.
Fakae also disclosed that for the 2013/2014 academic session, eight best performing students of the university from seven different faculties were rewarded with one laptop computer each, adding that the move was aimed at encouraging healthy competition in academics among students.
Explaining that the institution will reward best performing students of the university every year, the vice chancellor stated.
“I have to reiterate that in RSUST today, you must be good to come in, good to stay in and good to graduate. It is sad to announce that 366 students out of a total population of 14,948 that registered last session, who could not make the mandatory Cumulative Grade Point Avergae (CGPA) of 1.00 were withdrawn from the university at the end of last session (2013/2014) due to academic failure.
“As you know, the commonly known academic vice called ‘sorting’ no longer has a home in Rivers State University of Science and Technology due to our strict adherence to the academic rules and our electronic process,” Fakae added.
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