Source: Citizen's Platform
No fewer than 60 students have been expelled from the Imo State University IMSU (South East, Nigeria) in Owerri, the state capital.
The students expelled faced the backlash of the new policy introduced by the new Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Ukachukwu Awuzie.
The policy which provided new rules on academic performance indicated students had to maintain required grade levels if they were to be allowed to continue their studies in the institution.
Speaking on the incident, Professor Awuzie maintained that the new policy would curb the challenges being faced by the institution of students who could not defend their certificates.
Among those expelled are final year students who made below 1.00 cumulative grade points average, while students who made above 1.00 but fell below 1.5 grade points for the 2011/2012 session were reportedly asked to repeat a session.
While some students hailed the new policy, others denounced it, urging that the policy be reviewed.