The Federal College of Education, FCE, Pankshin, Plateau State, on Monday said it had expelled no fewer than fifty students of the institution over cases bordering on examination fraud.
The institution’s provost, Professor David Wonang, disclosed this to newsmen in his office in Pankshin during a press briefing ahead of its convocation slated for Saturday, Jan. 16.
The Provost enumerated the challenges the institution was facing to include poor funding and shortage of manpower, which are problems associated with the nation’s colleges of education generally.
The Street Journal gathered that the convocation is the first that the school will be holding in the last 10 years due to lack of funds.
According to the provost, the college does not condone examination malpractice and so had expelled between 40 and 50 students within the last one year due to examination malpractice, stressing that the exercise was a yearly one.
Wonang further disclosed that the institution would graduate 13,000 students, being arrears of graduands of the 2007 to 2013 academic sessions.
Out of the 13,000 graduating students, he said, 3,000 would be awarded degrees in courses affiliated to the University of Jos, while, 10,000 would be awarded the National Certificate of Education, NCE.