Also, another 218 of the students have been sent home by the university management for one year for same reason.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the institution, Iyke Elom said Vice-chancellor of the University, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba disclosed this during the 6th matriculation of the institution in which over 2, 000 were matriculated.
The VC noted that the university has no room for indolent students and urged them to take their studies seriously.
“It is painful to note that of the 1,750 students that we admitted in the 2016/17 session, about 232 were asked to withdraw and another 218 sent home for a year at the end of the session for reasons of poor academic performance.
“We expect this set to be different. To be different, you have to focus on the main purpose for your coming to FUNAI. You are here simply here to study. Every other thing is secondary. Work hard and behave well, and you will be successful”, he admonished the new students.
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“In the university you must pass every course you register. This is not a secondary school where you may fail a subject and still move on. I reiterate, you must pass every course you register. You must also attend lectures as attendance to lectures is a prerequisite to sit for examinations”, he charged the students.
He stressed that out of more than 12,000 applicants who made the University their first choice institution in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination only over 2,000 were admitted to study in the University after going through its Post-UTME test and meeting the other requisite admission criteria.
Nwajiuba further enjoined the students to work hard in their studies by attending lectures, doing their assignments and participating actively in all their academic activities to avoid the consequences of academic failure.
Charging the students to shun social vices, the vice-chancellor maintained that the university has zero tolerance to cultism, examination malpractices, sorting, sexual harassment, indecent dressing, stealing and other unwholesome behaviours.
He warned that culprits would be fished out and sent home. He also informed them that the foundation of the university was built on excellence and
Integrity, adding that lecturers are not allowed to sell hand-outs while recommended books were only to be purchased in the university bookshop.
He equally assured them of a serene and conducive learning environment as the challenges faced by their predecessors have been arrested.