The senate of Ummaru Musa Yar’adua University (UMYUK) has observed that poor quality of students offered admission as well as poor mentoring by lecturers are the main reasons for the recent poor academic performance of the University’s students.
The adoption of the new grading system introduced by the National Universities Commission (NUC) requiring all universities to raise their CGPA for probation from 1.00 to 1.50 has also been described as another reason.
The senate made this known in a statement signed by the university’s registrar -Alhaji Abdu Halliru after its regular meeting.
Also in the statement, it was informed that the senate has approved the result of the 1st semester 2015/2016 academic session where by out of the 7775 students, only 2723 passed without carry-overs.
The statement added that 967 students were placed on probation while 3586 students passed with carry-overs and 499 where asked to withdraw.
Also, while commenting on the graduating students, the statement revealed that 12 students bagged 1st class degrees.