Thursday 24 March 2016

LASU suspends 25 studentsfor examination malpractice

The management of the Lagos State University (LASU)
has suspended 25 students from different departments
for examination misconduct.
A breakdown revealed that 19 students are from the
external system in Festac, three from the Isolo campus
and three from the main campus, Faculty of Social
Sciences. The exam misconduct according to LASU
bulletin were committed in 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and
2014/2015 academic sessions.

The reasons for their suspension includes the use of
fake docket, impersonation, name in the attendance,
some were caught with answers on a phone, others with
answer written on a piece of paper, another with fake
exam docket and LASUES identity card, exam script
found to be suspicious during grading and one caught
with photocopies material inside the exam hall.
Fourteen of the affected students are in 500 level, final
year at the external system, three in 400 level, seven in
300 level and one in 200 level. The suspension is for the
2015/2016 academic session.
The statement reads: ‘’The university management on
the recommendation of the students’ disciplinary
committee has approved the immediate suspension of
25 students of the institution for the 2015/2016
academic session.
‘’The students were suspension for failing to appear
before the examination misconduct panels set up by the
university, to consider cases of examination misconduct
allegations levelled against them.’’
According to the bulletin, the disciplinary panel took the
decision at its 37th statutory meeting and directed that
the students be re-invited for trial while serving the
suspension and should liaise with their faculties/
campuses for a new date.
In related development, the university has revoked the
professional admission offered to 703 candidates for the
2015/2016 academic session for making fraudulent
The 703 candidates who lost their admission were
among 5,417 applicants offered admission into various
The Vice Chancellor of LASU, Prof Olarenwaju Fagbohun
who disclosed this during the 2015/2016 matriculation
ceremony said the admission exercise was transparent
and based on merit.
Prof Fagbohun said 12, 815 applicants applied to LASU
and 5, 417 were offered admission but only 4,714 were
cleared as students.
He disclosed that candidates who claimed to be of
Lagos state origin were required to substantiate their
claim by submitting relevant documents as proofs.
Fagbohun explained that the Independent Indigeneship
Verification Committee (IIVC) was set up for those who
claimed to be from Lagos and candidates (703) with
false claims had their offer of professional admission
The VC read the riot act to the new students and tasked
them to shun negative social vices such as cultism,
prostitution, indecent dressing, involvement in drugs and
other criminal activities warning ‘’these are acts that can
result in the suspension or premature termination of
‘’Be focused and dedicated to your academic work.
Attendance and punctuality at lectures are fundamental,
otherwise, you may be denied access to sit for
examinations. Make yourself aware of regulations and
procedures relevant to your studies and activities as a
student of the university, and to seek advice where you
are unsure what is required, the VC stressed.’’
He used the occasion to laud Governor Akinwunmi
Ambode for his determination to provide qualitative
education in Lagos state noting that the government has
continued to commit huge sum for the accreditation of
various programmes in the university.

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