CABS expels 17 students over exam fraud
By Mohammed Abubakar, Damaturu
College of Administrative and Business Studies (CABS), Potiskum, Yobe State, has expelled 17 students found cheating during the first semester examination.
The Rector of the college, Alhaji Musa Auta, disclosed this in his office.
He explained that the action followed recommendation of a five-man committee set up by the Academic Board of the College.
He stated that the Committee found two cases of impersonation, 15 students caught copying from the exhibit material "10 out of the 17 victims appeared before the committee and admitted being guilty.
"Those who feel they are not comfortable with the action are free to go to Court ".
He said that his administration would no longer tolerate examination malpractice and cheating.
His words: "I took oath to be fair and honest in the discharge of my responsibilities, even if my wife or son was caught cheating during examination, disciplinary action would be taken against him or her. "
He said that the victims had made efforts to be brought back to school but the management declined.
"We want to maintain standard in our academic dealings," he said.
The rector further commended the Yobe State government for the support and cooperation which enabled the college to be accredited by National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).
"Governor Ibrahim Gaidam is doing well in the education sector despite set back brought about by the terrorists during the era of insurgency," he said.
Caption: Musa Auta