More than 10,000 Students Expelled for Forgery in Nigeria
A university in southern Nigeria this week expelled more than 10,000 students -- a third of those enrolled at the school - for forging their credentials, a press report said Wednesday.
The students, who were among 30,000 enrolled at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma in Edo State, were asked to leave campus immediately, the Nigerian Tribune reported.
The expulsions followed a report issued by the school's certificate screening committee, the paper said.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, the state governor Lucky Igbinedon ordered the university to shut down after student protests were launched against the expulsions and the introduction of a school fee.
The students went on the rampage on Monday, disrupting a meeting called by the governor on developments at the university – LAGOS (AFP)
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