The Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna in Niger, has withdrawn 460 hundred level students following “very poor’’ performance in the just-concluded academic session.

According to Mrs Lydia Legbo, Information Officer of the University, the students’ performance was not acceptable, hence the decision to ask them to go.

She told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday that the institution could not violate the National Universities Commission (NUC)’s guidelines in respect of minimum standards.

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She added that students were warned to be dedicated to their studies when they were offered admission.

She said that letters of withdrawal were served on the affected students by the school’s management on Friday.

The information officer said the affected 100 level students were from various departments.

According to her, “they were asked to withdraw because they could not meet the requirement set for students to move to the next level in the pursuit of their education by the NUC.”

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She said the affected students could not get a GPA of 1.5 after the session “and by virtue of the guideline, they cannot continue their programmmes.”

Legbo said with the cancellation of Pass certificates by universities in the country by NUC, and the inability of the students to make the cut off grade, there was no way they could perform better in the next level of their education.

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She said any other student who failed to measure up to the standard of the university academically and morally, would be shown the way out. (NAN)