David Umahi University matriculates 800 students, expels 8 over misconduct

Eight students from David Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences in Uburu, Ebonyi State, have been expelled for misconduct and indiscipline.

In a similar manner, 800 students matriculated during the third matriculation ceremony.

Professor Jesse Uneke, the institution’s vice-chancellor, stated this during the matriculation ceremony on the University campus.

He stated that between the last matriculations and now, the Senate of the University approved disciplinary action against a total of 31 students, depending on the gravity of the violation.

“Over 800 students duly registered were admitted in study various courses and disciplines”

According to him, “Eight students have been expelled, three students received a one-year suspension, seven students received a one-semester suspension, two students received two months suspension, six students bagged a one-month suspension, one student received two weeks suspension and four students received warning letters.

“The University maintains high discipline, rules and regulations, no student moves out of the University without approval, we expect you to conduct yourself in the highest level of discipline.

“Once the Senate pronounce disciplinary measures on a person, it is irreversible, the regulations of the institutions are unforgiving when violated.”

The vice-chancellor said that the institution has six faculties namely Basic Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences/Technology, Natural Sciences and Applied Health Sciences.

“We are committed to giving students the best in training, and research, we have digitalised all our academic processes.

“By the authority vested in me as Vice Chancellor of David Umahi Federal University of Health Sciences, I admit each of you, congratulations.

“I hereby announce that the University has achieved stability in our academic activity without disruptions, our intention is to make the best university in the world.”

The Vice-Chancellor also honoured some students with letters of commendation and cash prizes for their outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements.

Uneke thanked President Bola Tinubu, Minister of Works Engr David Umahi, and Governor Francis Nwifuru for their support and encouragement to the university.

In an interview, two of the matriculants, Mr Jeremiah Nnaji and Miss Chinasa Okeke, regarded the occasion as beneficial in their pursuit of higher educational knowledge.

Highlights of the occasion were the administration of oath and the signing of the matriculation register by the matriculants.

Dignitaries that attended the ceremony were Registrar Professor Vitalis Offor, Bursar Dr Charles Nwobia, Librarian Dr Kingsley Igwe, Deputy Provost College of Medicine Professor Henry Uro Chukwu, and Dean of Faculties.