Student Dismissal Policy
In general, students who engage in egregious behaviors and violate the University Code of conduct as contained in the Student Handbook may be dismissed from the school.
Grounds for dismissal may be classified into two; Academic and Non Academic
An investigation would be carried out jointly by the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs and that of the Registrar (Academic) or Registrar (Administration) as the case may be or through either the Disciplinary or Grievance Committee of the University to establish the grounds for dismissal of the student. Once that has been established and the student, after a fair hearing found culpable or blameworthy, the school may proceed with dismissal of the student from the medical program or from the school.
Students who are not in good academic standing, such as students who have failed in two or more courses after remediation may be subject to dismissal from the medical program.
Students found or proven to have submitted fraudulent documentation to gain admission to the University or who misrepresent themselves as having been awarded an MD degree of the University when they have not completed the program may be subject to immediate dismissal from the school.
Students proven to have engaged in plagiarism, cheating in the examinations or any other forms of academic or examination misconduct may be subject to dismissal from the program.
Students proven to engage in truancy repeatedly and who fail to heed the Dean’s or school’s written admonition to abide by the University policy on class attendance (a minimum of 80%) may be subject to dismissal from the program.
Students are expected to complete the program within 6 years. In extenuating circumstances, this may be extended to 8 years but not longer. Students who fail to complete the program within 8 years are subject to dismissal.
Students medically certified as unfit to continue with their studies or found to present a physical danger to themselves or to colleagues or other members of the University may be subject to immediate dismissal from the school. Appendix 07-K Student Dismissal Policy Students who engage or proven to have engaged in any criminal activity may be subject to dismissal.
Students who fail to comply with their terms of suspension without any satisfactory reason may be dismissed from the program. In certain instances, suspension may precede dismissal to allow for investigation and fair hearing. In other words, before dismissal, students will be given a fair hearing and may elect to self represent or be represented by an attorney.
The University Registrar (Academic or Administration) shall be responsible for communicating the decision on dismissal from the school to the student concerned following meeting of the Governing Board or subcommittee of the Governing Board handling the dismissal process. The communication or letter will indicate that the student has been dismissed from the program.
A dismissed student may appeal their dismissal from the program to the Governing Council of the University and is free to present evidence seeking to overturn the dismissal decision. A student dismissed from the program may re-apply for readmission only after at least one calendar year following their dismissal from the program. Upon appeal, such a student may or may not be deemed eligible for readmission. There is no further right of appeal following the ultimate judgement of the Governing Council.