The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expelled about 80 students for various forms of examination malpractices during the 2018-2019 academic session.

The Kaduna State University (KASU) has introduced essay writing competition to promote literary education and enhance creativity of its undergraduate students.

A notice by the Student Affairs Division of the university headed by Associate Prof. Terhemba Wuam, in Kaduna on Tuesday, said that the competition was open to all undergraduate students of the institution.

”The Vice-Chancellor of the Kaduna State University, Prof. Muhammad Tanko, invites undergraduates of KASU to submit essay writing competition entries for the Vice-Chancellor’s Essay Prize.

“The prize celebrates the importance of essay writing as a medium of enhancing knowledge and creativity of students,” the notice read.

The notice explained that the winner would get a sum of N100, 000 and a laptop; N70, 000 and a laptop for the second winner; and N50, 000 with a laptop prize goes to the third winner.

According to the notice, students are to submit entries latest by Dec. 31.

It pointed out that all entries should be in English Language and must be the original work of the author and unpublished on the topic ‘COVID-19 and its impact on Kaduna State’.

It also said the essays must be in English and within 1,500 to 2,000 words typed in Times New Roman and double spaced written by a singular author.

The Student Affairs Division, which would coordinate the competition, described the development as the first of its kind.

It said it was part of the institution’s efforts to improve students’ creativity, originality and scholarship.

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