President Buhari advised VC to expel any undergraduate below 0.5 CGPA
President Muhammadu Buhari has recommended that university Vice- Chancellors expel any undergraduate who carry a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) below 0.5.
He stated this at the 31st convocation of the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State (UNIPORT) held on Sunday, March 26, 2017, The Cable News reports.
Represented by the Minister of State For Education, Anthony Onwuka, Buhari said:
“We must stop to continue housing adventurers, who have no business remaining in the universities beyond the time specified for their studies in the universities.”
“In that wise, it is being proposed that at the end of this academic year, any student with less than 0.5 CGPA should cease to be a student of the university and should be shown the way out.
“The universities must continue to have people who are serious in what they have come to do.
“If you have less than 0.5 in your CGPA, you are out. You are out for good so that the space will be left for those who have come to do serious business.”
The Cable News also reported that the president reaffirmed his commitment to uphold an agreement he had with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in the year 2009.