24 students of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai in Niger state have been withdrawn from the school for engaging in activities that is inimical to the laid down rules and regulations governing the institution.
Vice Chancellor of the University Prof Abu Kassim Adamu stated this while addressing Newsmen on the fourth combined convocation ceremony of the University held in Minna.
Prof Adamu explained that of the number, 17 of them were withdrawn on academic ground while the remaining 7 were based on misconduct ranging from cultism, drug abuse and cyber crime among others.
He said the management of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai accord zero tolerance on acts capable of tarnishing the image of the institution towards enhancing academic excellence.
Prof Adamu further said a total of 6154 graduands would participate in the combined convocation ceremony for the 2019, 2020 and 2021 this Saturday.
According to him, 37 out of the 5719 from the undergraduate programme are to receive first class degrees while 954 got second class upper degrees respectively.
The Vice Chancellor spoke on plans by the Institution to introduce new courses in the faculty of law, pharmaceutical sciences, and engineering.
Prof Adamu added that four eminent Nigerians would be awarded honourary doctorates degrees at the combined convocation ceremony in Lapai Niger state.
Reporting by Aliyu Lawal, editing by Daniel Adejo