Certificate Forgery: VC Vows to Expel Students

Written by Akeem Alao

Vice Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Prof. Charles Esimone, has vowed to expel students of the institution with forged or mutilated certificates.

Prof. Charles, who disclosed this on Tuesday 28th January 2020, said certificate forgery and mutilation of any form was a criminal offence in the university with appropriate penalties.

Addressing fresh students during a 4-day orientation course ahead of the institution’s matriculation, the VC cautioned the fresh students to ensure that their certificates are genuine.

“If the certificates you submitted at the Admission Office are forged, my candid advice to you is that you pack your bag and baggage and leave now,” he advised.

“There is a standing Senate Committee that does the verification and if your certificate is forged or mutilated even for one subject, you’ll be expelled and handed over to the police,” he added.

Prof Charles further announced plans by the university to install Close Circuit televisions (CCTV) in all the examination halls to assist the institution in dictating culprits for immediate sanctions.

“The university does not condone examination misconduct in any form and takes strong disciplinary action as soon as it is detected.

“You are not allowed to sit for any examination for anybody or ask someone to write any exam for you. You’re not allowed to talk to anybody except the invigilator,” he stated.

While congratulating the students for the feat of gaining admission, Esimone urged them to take advantage of the exercise for maximum productivity.

The Dean, Students Affairs, Prof. Chinonso Achebe, said the orientation course was to acquaint the students with the university’s vision and mission, including its ranking among the top 200 universities in the world.


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Akeem Alao

Akeem Alao trained as a language teacher. He graduated from Adeniran Ogunsanya college of Education where he studied English/Yoruba Languages and Ekiti State University where he obtained a degree in English Education.

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