The authorities of Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State on Thursday said it had expelled 60 students for examination malpractice in the first and second semesters of the 2017/2018 academic session. Dr Mohammed Kabir-Abdullahi, the Rector of the institution disclosed this at the 2018/2019 matriculation ceremony of 5,813 new students.
Kabir-Abdullahi charged the new students to shun examination malpractice and all other forms of social vices to be able to acquire the needed knowledge and skills for the good of the society. He explained that only 5,813 students registered out of 15,114 students that gained admission.
The Rector ascribed the institution’s recorded steady progess over 30 years to the leadership five substantive Rectors ; late Alhaji Aliyu Mohammed Shika, Malam Suleiman Lawal Kauru, Malam Suleiman Aliyu, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu Shika and Prof. Dalhatu Yahaya and administrator, Prof. Shehu Dalhatu. He said the achievements recorded would not have been possible without the support and commitment of the hard working teaching and non-teaching staff of the college.
He mentioned that the institution had National Diploma (ND), Higher National Diploma (HND), 26 non National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), four National Certificate of Education (NCE) and Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) programmes.
He also commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and NBTE for their continued support to the institution.
Aliyu-Shika, who is also the former Rector of the Polytechnic, observed that year-in-year-out the number of students seeking admission into the institution was increasing. In his remarks, the Chairman of the occasion, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu-Shika urged the new students to count themselves among the luckiest to have gained admission into the Polytechnic. He advised them to take advantage of the opportunity to be educated and molded in both character and learning.
Aliyu-Shika urged them to study the students’ handbook provided to them to be guided on the rules and regulations governing the institution.