The Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH), Ikorodu, on Friday said it had expelled 201 students for cultism and examination malpractices between 2015 and 2018.
Mr Samuel Sogunro, the institution’s Rector made this known in his report to the 8th Congregation of the Polytechnic.
He said 183 students were expelled for cultism while 19 were sent packing for exam malpractices.
Sogunro said 88 of the 183 students were in the School of Full-Time Studies while 95 were in the School of Part-Time Studies.
He said, “The present administration has zero tolerance for cultism and the Polytechnic Governing Council has directed that the names of the culprits should be published in a national daily and that would be done soon.”
On staff development, Sogunro noted that 129 staff members were promoted in 2014/2015 while 250 were promoted in the 2015/2016 exercise.
On the school’s academic programmes, the Rector said 66 out of the 67 programmes offered by the polytechnic were due for re-accreditation and that the accreditation team would be visiting by the third quarter of the year.
“Towards the accreditation, it is worthy to inform the congregation that the State Government has released the sum of N542 million out of the N750million promised for infrastructure and manpower development.
“The Polytechnic, on its part, has conducted mock accreditation in the affected programmes and departments of the institution ahead of the main accreditation,” he said.