Sunday, March 26, 2017

President Buhari Orders VCs, Says, 'Expel Students With Less Than 0.5 CGPA'

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday gave Vice Chancellors a marching order to expel students with less than 0.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) from next academic session.

Such students, he said, are unserious elements that should not be accommodated any longer in higher institutions. Buhari spoke at the 31st convocation of the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT).

He said: ''We must stop to continue housing adventurers, who have no business remaining in the universities beyond the time specified for their studies in the universities.

   ''In that wise, it is being proposed that at the end of this academic year, any student with less than 0.5 CGPA should cease to be a student of the university and should be shown the way out.

   ''The universities must continue to have people who are serious in what they have come to do. If you have less than 0.5 in your CGPA, you are out. You are out for good so that the space will be left for those who have come to do serious business.''

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