The Senate of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) has expelled eight students for alleged misconduct bordering on plagiarism, extortion and examination malpractices.
The Deputy Registrar (Information), Dr. Williams Wodi, said in a statement in Port Harcourt Friday that the decision to sack the students was taken during the 449 meeting of the Senate of the university.
“The students were expelled after a separate investigation established cases of gross misconduct against them. They were summarily expelled to serve as deterrent to others,” Wodi said.
“Four of the students were expelled for attempted tampering with the anti-plagiarism scan (software) which ascertains the originality of students’ research.
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“Also, two of the expelled students were involved in examination malpractices, while one of them was caught extorting N360, 000 from his fellow students.
“The Senate withdrew the studentship of one…