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FUT Minna expels PhD student for plagiarism, 3 others for overstaying

Authorities of the Federal University of Technology, FUT Minna, Niger State, has expelled a doctoral student, Olateju Ademola Mukaila, for plagiarism while three undergraduates were also expelled for overstaying in the institution.

Until his dismissal, Mukaila was a student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning.

A statement published in the university’s weekly magazine said Mukaila was expelled for committing the offence of “plagiarism” which could not be swept under the carpet and to serve as a deterrent to others planning to do same.

Besides the four students, four others were said to have voluntarily withdrawn from the university.

Three of them were from the Department of Mathematics, while the fourth was from the Department of Geology.

The statement read: “Senate, at its 431st meeting held on Wednesday, February 28, considered among others, the expulsion of Olateju Ademola Mukaila, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology, from the university with immediate effect.

“This is based on the reports of various university committees that investigated his alleged involvement in plagiarising that has to do with the thesis of Dr. N. T. A. Abd’razaq entitled “Ecological Foot Print for Sustainable Development in Minna.”

“Similarly, Akangbe Olusola Olamide, 500 Level student, Department of Geology; Nnaegbuna Innocent Uchenna, 500 Level student of the Department of Geology, and Olorunmaiye Emmanuel Juwon, 500 Level student of the Department of Geology, were expelled for overstaying in the university.

They were said to have stayed for 15 semesters in the institution as against the normal 10 semesters.

Those who voluntarily withdrew from the university are Olanrewaju Hafeez Abiodun, 200 Level student of the Department of Mathematics; Oluwaseyi Caleb Akanbi, 400 Level, Department of Mathematics; Bernard Prince Otunche, 200 Level, Department of Mathematics, and Mohammed Umar Kuta, 300 Level, Department of Geology.

The bulletin did not, however, state reasons for their withdrawal from the university.

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FUT-Minna Withdraws 67 Students

67 students have been withdrawn from the Federal University of Technology FUT-Minna over poor academic performances.
According to the campus newsletter made available to The News men, the decision for the student’s withdrawal was decided during the 429th Senate meeting.
The withdrawal was mainly made across three departments namely Department of Project management Technology, Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies and Department and Transport Management Technology.
16 students were withdrawn from the Department of Project Management Technology,  31 from Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies while 20 were withdrawn from the Department of Transport Management Technology.
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FUTMINNA Asks 20 Students To Withdraw For Poor Academic Performance

The Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA) has asked 20 students to withdraw from the university due to poor academic performances.

According to the newsletter, withdrawal of two of the students were voluntarily due to their absence from the University for two consecutive sessions without official permission while 18 others were withdrawn due to poor academic performance. 

Ten of the students were from the Department of Chemical Engineering, five were from the Department of Animal Production, four from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Technology while the remaining one was from the Department of Crop Production.

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Prof Abdul Bala appointed as new FUT Minna VC

FUT Minna VC – Professor Abdullahi Bala has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

Prof Bala who was elected as the 7th substantive Vice-Chancellor of the institution on 12th of September, 2017, was officially appointed on Friday 1st of December.

The erstwhile Vice-Chancellor, Professor Musbau Akanji during his tenure made cert changes that were instrumental to the development of the university.

According to The Nation Newspaper, Akanji with the use of internally generated and TETfund constructed three blocks of 500 capacity electronic test center, entrepreneurship center, constructed research farm for the school of agriculture and agricultural technology.

Under his watch, all the courses in the University of Technology, Minna became accredited by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC).

 

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FUT MINNA SHUT DOWN AS STUDENT’S DEATH SPARKS RIOT

BY: MAHMUD ABDULSALAM

 

THE game was going on fine until a player slumped. The player’s collapse ended the game as his colleagues rushed him to the clinic. And there, trouble started. The clinic declined to treat the unconscious Emmanuel Olalekan, who was a 300-level Chemistry Education student of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUT MINNA) in Niger State, insisting on his “proper identification” first.

Emmanuel died and his colleagues went on the rampage, destroying properties. It was a black Wednesday for FUT MINNA.

The late Emmanuel usually joined his colleagues to play football after lectures. But the routine exercise turned fatal when he collapsed, following a “rough tackle”.

The incident happened at 5:30pm last Wednesday at the Bosso Campus football pitch, where students usually converged for sports.

At the clinic, it was alleged that the medical staff did nothing to resuscitate the late Emmanuel despite his colleagues’ plea.

The student died three hours after he got to the clinic. His colleagues accused the staff of negligence and insensitivity, saying their dithering led to his death. He was pronounced dead at 8:30pm.

Emmanuel’s death provoked violence. Some buildings, including the clinic, were torched and properties vandalised.

Vehicles’ windshields and offices’ louvres were smashed.

Sections of the dining hall, the library and a microfinance bank were vandalised. A car said to belong to the Dean, Students’ Affairs was smashed. Windows and louvres of the Geography Laboratory and female hostels were shattered. The rioters were said to have carted away bread from the bakery.

A student, who simply gave his name as Abiodun, described how Emmanuel died. He said the deceased slumped after a “rough tackle” during the match. “He hit his head on the ground and held his chest as he fell,” Abiodun said.

The eyewitness added that the late Emmanuel was rushed to the clinic in a coma.

“To our surprise, the medical personnel at the clinic refused to attend to him hours after we rushed him to the clinic. They requested for his identity card, which was not with him at that time. We pleaded that he should be resuscitated while some of us went to look for his ID card, nobody answered us. After they verified from their records and discovered he was a student, they made attempt to revive him. But, it was late,” Abiodun said.

Another student, Prince Adeolu, who was on the field when the late Emmanuel slumped, blamed the clinic staff for his death.

He said: “It is unprofessional for medical practitioners to ask an unconscious patient to present his ID card before he could be given medical attention.”

When the protest spread, the school’s security officials moved female students to the Central Mosque and Chapel, which were secured by armed personnel. Some students fled the campus out of fear.

Normalcy returned after a combined team of soldiers and policemen was deployed in the campus. The presence of armed security operatives made it easy for fire fighters from the Niger State Fire Service to move into the campus to put out the clinic fire.

The Niger State Police Command said three suspects were arrested in connection with the violence, but their identities remained unknown at press time. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), confirmed the arrest, saying: “The police have brought the situation under control and we have three suspected arsonists in custody. Already, the Command has commenced investigation into the arson.”

The following day, management held an emergency meeting to take stock of the destruction. The school said it regretted the incident and shut the campus till March 2. Management said it had set up a panel to probe the student’s death.

A statement signed on behalf of the Registrar by the Acting Academic Secretary, Dr Shakirudeen Yusuf, reads: “The management has approved a two weeks mid-semester break with immediate effect. Consequently, all students are to vacate the two campuses latest by 4pm on Thursday, February 16. Academic activities resume on March 2.”

CAMPUSLIFE could not reach the  Director of Health Services, but a worker in the clinic, who did not want her name in print, denied the students’claims of negligence and insensitivity.

She said: “As professional healthcare givers, there is no way the staff on duty would have violated the sacred ethics and oaths of medical practice. In what ways would it profit them to deny a student proper treatment or medical attention?”

A student, Mukhtar Sani, said the allegation of negligence and insensitivity against the medical personnel was true. He shared his experience at the clinic.

He said: “I went for treatment at the clinic, because I did not have money to leave the school. I had high temperature and was shivering terribly. When I got to the clinic, I explained my situation to nurses on duty. To my surprise, they told me to wait for the doctor who did not come. When I complained, they said I should come back the following day.”

CAMPUSLIFE gathered that the  first semester examination was scheduled to start in three weeks, before the protest. The closure of the school was greeted with mixed feelings among students. Some described it as unnecessary; others hailed management’s decision.

Amina Shamsudeen, a final year student, said it was better the school is shut to prevent further breakdown of law and order. She appealed to management to fulfil its promise to re-open the school in two weeks to enable students write their examinations.

The Students’Union Government (SUG) called for calm, urging students to leave the campus as directed by the management. The SUG President, Lateef Hamzat, described the late Emmanuel as a “lovable student” and “skilful footballer”.

Ola Yusuf, the late Emmanuel’s close friend, described him as “a talented young man”, saying he was charming and peace-loving.

Ola said: “Emmanuel was caring and humble. He was also serious-minded and peace-loving. I knew him to be a hardworking student and talented young man who loved football. He was a devoted Christian. I have not overcome the shock since he died.”

CAMPUSLIFE gathered that Emmanuel’s body has been taken to his home town in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State for burial.

 

 

Source: The Nation

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FUT Minna Announces Mid-Semester Break To Mourn Student

The management of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, on Thursday announced a two-week mid-semester break for all students.

The spokesperson of the university, Mrs Lydia Legbo, said in a statement in Minna that normal academic activities would resume on March 2.

The statement also announced the death of a 300-level student in the Department of Chemistry Education, Yeye Emmanuel Olalekan, who slumped on Wednesday while playing football on the pitch at the Bosso Campus of the university.

Olalekan, 23, an indigene of Kwara, was rushed to the University Health Centre where he was certified dead.

The statement said the institution’s management at its emergency meeting on Thursday directed that all necessary steps be taken to determine the circumstances surrounding the student’s death.

It extended the management’s condolences to the bereaved family, students and the entire university community, praying God to grant them the fortitude to bear the loss.

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FUTMAINA STUDENTS DESTROYED SCHOOL PROPERTIES OVER COLLEAGUES DEATH

Rampaging students of the Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA), Niger state on Tuesday evening destroyed properties and burnt some buildings at the Bosso Campus of university, following the death of a 300 level student of Chemistry Education, Mr. Olamilekan Emmanuel, due to alleged medical negligence by the school’s clinic staff.

According to a student who witnessed the incident, Dare Johnson, the deceased, Olamilekan Emmanuel slumped while playing football at the university’s main football field and was rushed to the school clinic nearby.

However, Emmanuel who is popularly called ‘’Yeye’’ by his friends, gave up the ghost after the nurses and doctor on duty refused to attend to him for over two hours for not presenting his school ID card, despite appeals from students who conveyed him to the clinic.

CAMPUSLIFE gathered that school clinic, dining hall, some photocopy stands, the university’s Micro finance bank and some cars were burnt by the angry students, even as the windows louvers of the Geography laboratory and female hostels were thoroughly shattered.

Some stranded female students were temporarily relocated to the campus central mosque and chapels.

At press time, the school management is yet to issue any official statement concerning the incident.

However, a source told this CAMPUSLIFE reporter that it took the intervention of men of the Nigerian Army and police officers deployed to the campus, before normalcy could be restored.

The school management invited a fire service van to put off the raging inferno late Tuesday night.

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Low Academic Performance: FUT Minna expels 700 Students

Prof. Musbau Akani, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, says 700 students have been expelled for poor academic performance and bad behaviour in the 2015/2016 academic session.

He made the disclosure on Thursday during the 30th Matriculation ceremony of the University in Minna.

The institution matriculated 5,141 students for the 2016/ 2017 academic session

Mr. Akanji said majority of the students were expelled due to low academic performance and anti social behaviour.

According to him, the institution has cancelled awarding pass mark for first degree courses.

“The score has been raised, most of those expelled cannot score above 1.5,″ he said.

He said the university would reduce the high rate of failures recorded last year, adding that tutorial lecturers from the Postgraduate School would be engaged to assist students.

“We have investigated high number of failures and have put in place structures to address such,” he said.

The vice-chancellor, however, advised the matriculated students to be committed to their studies to achieve academic excellence.

He enjoined the students to shun examination malpractice, cultism, theft, and illicit drug abuse, adding that the university had set up a Committee Against Anti-Social Activities to monitor students with anti-social behaviour.