The school of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto has on Thursday, 25th of October 2018, withdrawn 12 students from the programme, due to their woeful academic performance.
The expulsion of these students who were unable to meet up with the minimum requirements of the faculty, was ratified by the standing Committee of the school and the memorandum is published on the campus:
“This is to notify the following students that at its meeting of the school standing Committee held on Tuesday, 25th October 2018 their results were considered and recommended to be withdrawn from the programme due to poor academic performance” (the admission number of the affected students is published )Campus Life gathered that, four out of these students were admitted in 2009, and they would be totally expelled as they have exceeded the maximum year of staying in the University, which is eight years and that the remaining eight students of which three were admitted in 2013, and five were admitted in 2012 would rather change to another course, or they leave the school entirely.
The decision taken on the affected students is in line with the provision of students’ handbook, which grants a concession to Students, who could not reach the minimum grade point of 0.75 among the medical students to seek transfer to another department.
However, students who fail to graduate after his or her maximum period will be rusticated totally by the University management.
According to the Dean of the Faculty, Dr Murtala, he explained that the withdrawal of the students is based on the university benchmark for the crossing of students,
“This is a decision that is usually made at the Academic level regarding the promotion guidelines of the university; all these instructions are in the handbook. It is not like a personal decision.It is not that the University harbours grudge for any Student. No decision will be taken by any division without proper backing by the University rules and Regulations” he insisted
He finally advised students to work hard in order to meet their academic requirement and to develop themselves individually.