It’s a case of starting from the bottom for some students of Bayero University Kano (BUK). The management of the Kano-based institution has expelled 24 final year students from the University over falsification of their entry qualifications.

In a statement disclosed by the Spokesperson for BUK, their expulsion was approved by the Senate of the University at its 374th meeting which was held on the 31st of July, 2019.

It was said that six others were withdrawn for presenting fake results from their institutions, while another student was withdrawn for presenting a canceled NECO result. The Spokesperson’s statement also included that 18 students would be re-invited to appear before the Senate Committee on Entry Qualification Irregularities so as to give them a fair hearing.

According to the university’s Director, Examinations, Admissions, and Records (DEAR), the action of the expelled students were said to contravene the board’s constitution. DEAR also explained that their expulsion followed the adoption of the report submitted by the institution’s Senate Committee on Entry Qualification Irregularities.

Out of the 24 students expelled, 10 were of the Faculty of Education, 9 from Faculty of Social and Management Sciences. There are one each from the Faculties of Law, Agriculture, Engineering and Arts and Islamic studies. The university has therefore taken it as a point of duty to screen the credentials of all students to ensure that they meet all the criteria for admission.