Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna, Musbau Akani, on Thursday said a total of 700 students had been expelled over poor performances and bad behaviour during 2015/2016 academic session only.
Akani released the statistics on Thursday during the 30th matriculation ceremony of the university which held in Minna.
The institution matriculated 5,141 students for the 2016/2017 academic session.
Giving further information on the expelled students, the vice chancellor said majority of the students sent away were not measuring up academically.
He said the institution had cancelled award of pass mark for first degree courses.
“The score has been raised. Most of the expelled students could not score above 1.5,” he said.
He said the university would reduce the high rate of failures recorded last year, adding that tutorial lecturers from the Postgraduate School would be engaged to assist students.
“We have investigated high number of failures and have put in place structures to address such,” he said.
The vice chancellor advised the new students to be committed to their studies to achieve academic excellence.
He advised the students to eschew examination malpractices, cultism, theft and illicit drug abuse, adding that the university had set up a committee against anti-social activities to monitor students with anti-social behaviour.