UNICAL expels 637 students for poor academic performance

Over 638 students were expelled after falling short of academic standards, according to the University of Calabar‘s management.

Ayambem Ekom, the Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly , a 100 Level student in the Department of Economics, was one of the expelled students.

Dr. Joseph Ekpang, the recently-retired chairman of the university’s Board of Media and Community Relations, confirmed the development on Tuesday.

The affected students, who were spread out across 15 faculties and departments, were dismissed from the school due to their subpar cumulative GPA.

The Department of Agricultural Economics in the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Resource Management recorded 10 students.

24 students were dropped from the Department of Medical Laboratory in the Faculty of Allied Medical Science.

Among the others are the departments of art education at the faculties of art and social science education (29); and Christian religious studies at the faculties of art (86).

25 students were listed under the Faculty of Basic Medical Science, Department of Anatomy.

In the Department of Genetics and Biotechnology at the Faculty of Biological Science, 66 students withdrew.

Other departments included the Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Dentistry, with eight students; the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering, with fifteen students.

Recently the son of the university vice chancellor, Florence Obi, and Ayambem engaged in a Speakership scuffle to become Speaker of the 10th Assembly in Cross River, Ayambem defeated Hilary Bisong, son of the vice chancellor.


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